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Ladies' Code Manager Appeals Sentence As Prosecution Seeks To Lengthen Prison Term

By Ashley G. | April 07, 2015 09:21 AM EDT

Several months after the fatal accident that took the lives of two members of K-pop girl group Ladies' Code, the group's manager is reportedly appealing his sentence. It was originally reported that the manager was brought into police custody on charges of excessive speeding.

The Korea Times reports that on March 25th, the manager (referred to by his surname Park) presented to the appeals court for the first time. This hearing follows the 14-month prison sentence he received in January 2015.

Park, 27, did not refute his charges, but informed the court that he made as much effort as possible to call for help and to assist those within the car. Prosecutors, however, insist that his sentence is not long enough and should be extended to 2.5 years.

In a statement to the press at the recent hearing, the prosecutor in the case clarified, "I appealed because I judged the sentence against Mr. Park to be light," according to a translation from Allkpop.

Mr. Park's side, in turn, stated, "We are appealing because we find the assessment of his offense severe."

On September 3, 2014 the group members were returning to Seoul after a performance when their van, driven by Park, collided into a guard rail. Members EunB and RiSe eventually died from their injuries, while the three remaining members recovered after suffering less severe injuries.

The survivors-- Sojung, Ashley and Zuny--have since returned to Polaris Entertainment and are preapring for their comeback. At the time of this article's publication, a comeback date has not been announced.

Although the circumstances of this matter are unfortunate, the tragedy increased public attention on the intense schedules of K-pop idols and driving condition in Korea. 

Tagged :  LADIES CODE, EunB, RiSe, #RIPEunB, polaris entertainment, scandal, kpop car accidents, car accident

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