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World IN BRIEF : SOUTH KOREA : GI Gets Life Term in Slaying of Prostitute

April 15, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An American soldier, Pvt. Kenneth L. Markle III, 20, of Keyser, W. Va., was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a South Korean prostitute. Markle insisted that he was the victim of a warped justice system. The judge in the case said, however, that the evidence showed that Markle had committed a "cruel and inhumane" crime. The case has revived anti-American sentiment among Koreans who demand the withdrawal of the 36,000 U.S. troops in South Korea.

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