S. Korean Protester Who Slashed U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert Gets 12 Years

September 11, 2015 4:05 AM

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S. Korean Protester Who Slashed U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert Gets 12 Years

The protester who attacked the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, with a knife in March was convicted of attempted murder Friday and sentenced to 12 years in prison, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

Kim Ki-jong, 55, was convicted of attempted murder, violence against a foreign envoy and obstruction of business in the attack March 5 at a breakfast function in Seoul, which left Lippert with deep gashes on his face and arm requiring more than 80 stitches.

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