Attack on Titan Manga Editor Arrested for Wife's Murder

Author Thumbnail BY Caitlin Donovan - January 10, 2017

The wildly popular Attack on Titan manga's first editor has been arrested on suspicion for the murder of his wife, Anime News Network reports. Park Jyung-Hyun was taken into custody today, Tuesday, January 10 and put under arrest for his wife's death on August 9, 2016. He was the initial editor for Attack on Titan when it first launched, though he recently switched to editing the manga Weekly Morning instead.

Park called emergency services on August 9 at 2:50 AM., reporting his wife had collapsed. She was found lying face-down at the bottom of the stairs and was pronounced dead an hour later. Park said his wife had fallen down the stairs.

However, other than light gashes on her forehead, the woman showed no signs of the sort of damage one would expect from someone who died from a fall. The autopsy report found that her cause of death was actually suffocation due to pressure around her neck. Park then changed his story and claimed his wife had actually "committed sucide by hanging herself from the handrail". 

Obviously, the police have their doubts about this version of events. Park and his wife lived in Bunkyo Ward with four children. She was 38 years old.

It's always sad to hear about cases like this. Apparently Kodansha, Park's employer, has declined to comment. What do you think of this incident?

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