Australia - Hee Kyung Choi, 34, murdered, Chatswood, NSW, 9 Oct 2017 *Arrest*

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    Woman’s body found in Chatswood alley
    Ashleigh Gleeson
    The Daily Telegraph
    18 minutes ago (as at 09:03 AEST 9 October 2017)

    ‘THE body of a woman, reportedly in her 20s, has been found in an alley at Chatswood in Sydney’s north.

    Police are negotiating with a man on the roof of an apartment block on Brown St but it’s not yet clear whether the two incidents are linked.

    Residents and the public are advised to avoid the area.

    It is understood a pedestrian discovered the body about 6.30am this morning.

    The cause of her death is not yet known.’

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...y/news-story/aacce105bd44996860f035ec81193cbd
     
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    Woman, 25, found dead in alley near Chatswood train station
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Lucy Cormack
    Rachel Browne
    10 mins ago (as at 17:55 AEST 9 October 2017)

    ‘A man is still perched on the awning of a Chatswood apartment building, while the body of a young woman remains concealed by a tent in an alley below, more than 11 hours after it was discovered on Monday.’

    ‘It is understood the woman, aged about 25, suffered injuries consistent with having fallen from a height.

    At around 7am, police were called to attend an apartment building bordering the alley on Brown Street, where a young man was found kneeling on an awning above a top-floor balcony connected to the apartment complex gym.’

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    EXCLUSIVE 'We found her face down in a pool of blood': Tradesman's horror as he finds body of woman, 25, in alley after she fell from roof of apartment - while Korean man refuses to come down from 26th floor
    By Emily Pidgeon and Stephen Gibbs for Daily Mail Australia
    13:37 +11:00 09 Oct 2017, updated 18:03 +11:00 09 Oct 2017

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...or-finding-body-woman-25-Chatswood-alley.html
     
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    Man charged after 12-hour rooftop stand-off near girlfriend's dead body in Chatswood
    ABC News
    BY CLARE BLUMER
    ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO (as at 17:28 AEST 10 October 2017)

    ‘A 37-year-old man will face a Sydney court for an assault charge after yesterday's 12-hour stand-off with police on a roof near where his girlfriend was found dead.

    About 6:30am yesterday, a pedestrian near the Chatswood train station saw a woman lying in an alleyway off Brown Street, Chatswood.

    Emergency services established a crime scene after finding the 34-year-old woman was dead.

    After 7:00am they saw there was a man, June Oh Seo, lying on an awning above a 27th-floor balcony.

    They brought in police negotiators and a Korean interpreter to communicate with the man.‘

    ‘After a 12-hour stand-off he was detained by police at 7:20pm and taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital.

    He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm relating to an earlier incident.

    It was believed Mr Seo was in a relationship with the deceased woman found earlier that day.

    Police said the man was known to them.

    He has been refused bail and will appear in Hornsby Local Court later today.’

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    Man charged after body found in Chatswood alley, sparking 12-hour stand-off
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Lucy Cormack
    23 minutes ago (as at 17:55 AEST 10 October 2017)

    ‘A man who spent more than 12 hours in a rooftop stand-off with police, following the discovery of his girlfriend's body in the laneway below, will remain behind bars after being charged with assault.

    June Oh Seo, 37, was arrested by police shortly after 10.30pm on Monday, charged with domestic violence-related assault occasioning actual bodily harm between 4.30am and 4.35am on Monday.

    The stand-off and his subsequent arrest followed the harrowing discovery by a passerby of the body of his 34-year-old girlfriend Hee Kyung Choi in an alley off Brown Street, Chatswood about 6.30am on Monday.

    Mr Seo did not appear in Hornsby Local Court on Tuesday and did not apply for bail, however he was represented by a legal aid solicitor who requested an adjournment to next Friday, October 20.

    Hornsby magistrate Daniel Reiss granted the adjournment, adding that there "may or may not be further charges by then, I gather".’

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    EXCLUSIVE: Finance worker, 34, who mysteriously fell to her death from a high-rise apartment block was planning an overseas holiday with her new boyfriend - before he sparked a 12-hour balcony stand-off with police
    By Belinda Cleary For Daily Mail Australia
    17:56 +11:00 10 Oct 2017, updated 20:14 +11:00 10 Oct 2017


    • Woman found at the bottom of a Chatswood apartment building identified
      [*]Body of Hee Kyung Choi, 34, was discovered in north Sydney suburb on Monday
      [*]Her boyfriend June Oh Seo, 37, sparked a 12-hour stand-off with police
      [*]He has been charged with assault over an incident at 4.30am that morning
    • The woman who died after falling from a high-rise apartment building in Sydney’s north on Monday had been excitedly planning a trip to Asia with her new boyfriend.

    Hee Kyung Choi, 34, known as HK or Emily to friends, was found laying a pool of blood in a laneway near her Chatswood apartment after falling from the building about 6.30am.

    Shocked friends told Daily Mail Australia the bank manager was intending to travel overseas with boyfriend June Oh Seo, 37, and remembered the young woman as hardworking and successful.’

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    Hee Kyung Choi, known as Emily and HK to her friends, died after falling from a building in Chatswood on Monday

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    Flowers, notes left in Chatswood alley for Hee Kyung Choi
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Lucy Cormack
    19 hrs ago (as at 08:59 AEST 12 October 2017)

    ‘A handwritten note with the message "I don't think I looked after you as much as I could have" is among a number of tributes and flowers left in the Chatswood alley where a woman's body was found in the early hours of Monday morning.

    Words of hope and regret adorned the card left in memory of Hee Kyung Choi, 34, who is believed to have died after falling from a high-rise apartment building on Brown Street, Chatswood where she lived.’

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    Marriage twist in death of woman who fell from Chatswood apartment
    Danielle Gusmaroli & Rebecca Parish, The Daily Telegraph
    October 12, 2017 5:46am

    ‘THE finance worker found dead after falling from the 23rd floor of her apartment building prompting a tense 12-hour stand-off *between her boyfriend and police had threatened to leave him after discovering he was married.

    Business manager Hee Kyung Choi, 34, (pictured) was planning to visit a male friend in London within days and had recently informed her boyfriend of only several weeks, Korean-born tiler June Oh Seo.

    She had discovered the 37-year-old was married with a young son, although he was estranged from his wife Rachel Seo and had recently rented a room in an Eastwood flat.

    Seo has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm for allegedly attacking her minutes before she fell at about 4.30am.

    He has not been charged over her death.‘

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    wow, what a mess, the intricacies and the ripple of all those affected by this. So very sad for those who knew and loved Emily.
     
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    Chatswood man involved in high-rise police standoff charged with former girlfriend's murder
    ABC News
    BY NICOLE CHETTLE
    UPDATED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO (as at 13:20 AEDT 20 October 2017)

    ‘A man who was at the centre of a 12-hour standoff with police at a high-rise unit complex near the body of his former girlfriend has been charged with her murder.

    June Oh Seo, 37, was not required to appear at the Hornsby Local Court.

    He was charged with the murder of Hee Kyung Choi, 34, whose body was found in a Chatswood alleyway near the unit complex earlier this month.’

    ‘He will reappear via video link at the Central Local Court on December 19.’

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    NSW man admits murder after balcony fall

    ‘In the NSW Supreme Court on Friday, Seo - through a Korean interpreter - pleaded guilty to [her] murder.

    He's scheduled to face a sentence hearing on March 1, 2019.’
     
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    ‘A "possessive, controlling" man who punched, strangled and threw his ex-girlfriend off the balcony of her 23rd-floor Sydney unit has been jailed for a crime "seen with distressing frequency".

    June Oh Seo, 38, will spend at least 16 years and 10 months behind bars for murdering Hee Kyung Choi - a crime he only admitted more than a year after claiming she killed herself.’

    ‘During an argument, he punched Ms Choi to the face a number of times with such force that he broke a bone in his hand and bruised his knuckles, before throwing her over the balcony railing.

    "As Ms Choi's father said in the family's victim impact statement, a young life full of promise, a life that is given only once, was violently cut short," Justice Wilson said.

    At the time Seo was on a bond for assaulting his pregnant ex-wife and breaching an AVO.

    "This was a brutal crime, committed as a consequence of the offender's enraged inability to accept that Ms Choi had a life of her own, and a right to make her own choices."

    She set a maximum term of 22 years and six months.’

    Man jailed for ex-girlfriend's NSW murder
     

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