Attack On Titan Editor Arrested For Allegedly Murdering His Wife
‘Attack on Titan’ former chief editor, Jung-hyun Park, was arrested for allegedly killing his 38 year-old wife. The popular manga’s first editor, 41 year-old Jung, has been arrested at his Tokyo residence by Tokyo Metropolitan Police. He was a prominent member of the manga launched back in 2009 in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.
At around 2:50 a.m. on August 9, Jung telephoned an emergency services to report that his “wife had collapsed.”
Police personals from the Komagome Police Station found the lady lying face-up in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest at the base of some stairs. She was confirmed dead about one hour later by the hospital staffs.
The woman’s forehead had a deep cut wound, but other than that there were no noticeable signs of trauma to her body that would result in death, police said.
It was later found that the reason of his wife death was suffocation. She was deprived of oxygen due to the strong pressure on the throat. During the initial interrogation, Jung mentioned that his wife fell down from the stairs, but later changed his stand saying that she committed suicide by hanging herself. They had four children, Kotaku reported.
The investigation concluded that Park strangled his wife to death. His change of statement also fueled the suspicion of the officers regarding his wife’s death.
When he was involved in “Attack on Titan”, he had twenty-one compilation books published featuring the manga, which is set in a fantasy world in which large humanoids eat humans, have shipped more than 60 million copies.
In June of last year, Park moved to the editorial department for the manga Weekly Morning.