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Man arrested for unpremeditated murder after trying to wake drunken man

A 39-year-old man was arrested for the unpremeditated murder of a drunken man, Cheongju Cheongwon Police said Thursday.

The 44-year-old victim had reportedly passed out on the streets in Ochang-eup, Cheongwon-gu, after midnight on July 14. 


The accused had allegedly tried to wake the victim. But as the drunken man fought back vehemently with punches, the accused returned a blow.

The victim fell and hurt his head. He was taken to the hospital but died two days later.

The police is investigating the case.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (