The court ruled against a housewife who stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife during a physical conflict in their apartment in May last year, said court officials.
"She had the willful intention of killing or at least to injuring her husband, and thus inflicted harm on the insured person," said the court in its ruling, exempting the insurance companies from payment obligations.
The court also ruled that her stabbing her husband to death was excessive and may not be seen as legitimate self-defense.
The husband had carried out a violent attack on her, punching her in the face, holding her underwater in the bathtub and strangling her. The wife picked up a knife from the kitchen sink and urged him to stay away.
He attacked her again, upon which she stabbed her husband.
The husband was immediately taken to the hospital but died the following day.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Husband tries to kill wife, wife kills husband, kids lose life insurance benefits.
Here's a hell of a story, from a Korea Herald article about children who can't receive life insurance payouts after their mother killed their father: