The suspect is accused of beating to death his friend who had attended the same elementary school. They had been drinking together, along with another alumnus of the same school, at the victim’s studio apartment in Suyeong-gu, Busan, around 3 p.m. Sunday.
The other friend had reportedly fallen asleep after drinking, woke up and filed a report to police after finding that the victim was not breathing at 7 p.m. the same day.
Police suspect the victim died around 5 p.m. Sunday.
The suspect said during the investigation that he and the victim had fought over the latter’s “bad” drinking habits.
By Ahn Sang-yool (firstname.lastname@example.org)