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Top court confirms life sentence for elderly woman in poisoning case

All Headlines 16:10 August 29, 2016

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- The nation's top court on Monday confirmed a life imprisonment for an 83-year-old woman on charges of killing two women and hurting four others by poisoning a soft drink they shared.

The Supreme Court turned down the appeal filed by the defendant, identified only by her surname Park, who was indicted for poisoning the soft drink at a community center in Sangju, some 270 kilometers south of Seoul, with insecticide last year.

The drink was later shared by six elderly women who Park had a fight with the previous day while playing "hwatu," a Korean card game.

Upholding a lower court's decision, the top court said Park had a clear motive for the crime and neglected to save the victims.

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