Sentencing Friday in Murder For $1 Million Insurance Policy
Jung Min Jun, of Fresh Meadows, N.Y. pleaded guilty in November in Prince William County Circuit Court to murdering his brother-in-law.
A New York man will face sentencing at 2 p.m. Friday in Prince William County Circuit Court in the 2011 murder of Kwang Sup Hur, of Dale City.
Jung Min Jun, 59, of Fresh Meadows, N.Y. pleaded guilty in November to mudering his elderly brother-in-law in an attempt to collect on a $1 million insurance policy that would have been paid out to his son.
"Yes, I'm guilty," Jun told the judge, through an interpreter at a court appearance last year.
The case shocked the residents of the River Run Senior Apartments in September 2011, when Hur's wife found him dead in their home. Court records show that Ho Young Jun—the son of Jung Min Jun and Jung Ok Jun—had obtained a $1 million life insurance policy on Hur a few years back. The three Juns initially faced a range of charges in relation to the murder.
Prince William County Police Detective Joseph Medawar testified in November that a police officer who responded to the incident had first noticed "suspicious marks" on Hur's neck.
A medical examiner's report cited "asphyxia due to strangulation" as the cause of death, with injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head, thorax, neck and extremities.
Medawar said that the medical examiner was prepared to testify that the cause of death was consistent with ligature and bruises with the victim trying to remove it.
Cell phone records also showed that Jun was in Virginia at the time of the murder, though he had previously said he was not. DNA found under Hur's fingernails were also matched to buccal swabs from Jun.
As part of the investigation, Medawar traveled to the New York area to try to find Jun. Medawar said that when he arrived at Newark airport, Jun "was getting ready to board a plane to Beijing, China."
Jung Min Jun's wife, Jung Ok Jun, pleaded guilty in October to a misdemeanor charge; prosecutors said she was not involved in the murder. Ho Young Jun's trial is currently scheduled for April 2013.