For our beloved Sunny Kim

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On behalf of the Kim family, Kappa Phi Lambda - Upsilon Chapter at the University at Albany regrets to announce with a great sadness the passing of our beloved sister Sunny Kim 'LaROK'.

On 2 May 2015, Sunny Kim passed from an unjust death. No words can express how much we will miss her. She was truly one of a kind and brought much light and laughter to our chapter.

We ask that anyone who knew Sunny please respect the privacy of her family during this time of grief. In an effort to support her family in their time of grief we have set up a gofundme account that will be passed to her family to help with funeral costs. Please continue to pass on her story and cherish the moments you shared with her. 

If you have any questions, please contact Albany Kappas facebook page. Thank you for the love and support and please continue to live on the moments with Sunny.

May she rest in peace.



Please take a minute to read and watch the video of her story, and please continue to spread this story and to tag ‪#‎StoryofSunny‬

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/k2oiqiosLi2YG3bkvSa

The gofundme link for her family is gofund.me/StoryofSunnyKim

Below is an article about her death (in Korean): http://www.insight.co.kr/view.php?ArtNo=22168&fb_ref=Default


Translation:

Victim’s family has asked for help so that suspect will get a harsh penalty.

On the 2nd, Mr. Lee (25) killed his girlfriend, Ms. Kim (26), by strangling her for breaking up with him.
Mr. Lee brought the body to nearby hill, poured cement over the dead body which was covered in blanket, carry-on bag, etc.

Then later, using Ms. Kim’s cell phone, Mr. Lee contacted her friends pretending to be Ms. Kim, attempting a perfect crime.

However, Ms. Kim’s employer discovered that she did not come to work after making a ten thousand dollar employee contract, the company tried to recover the money from her.

Ms. Kim’s family also contacted the police wondering her whereabout.

Later, Mr. Lee tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him.
But Ms. Kim’s brother Mr. Kim (21) claims that Mr. Lee tried to control the bleeding himself and called 911 to lessen his penalty. That way, he can say in trial, he felt guilty of what he has done.

Mr. Kim reported Insight that Mr. Lee assaulted multiple times and stalked Ms. Kim in the past. He provided pictures of her being assaulted, also said he found out about these incidences through Ms. Kim’s friends.

The victim is elite woman who graduated prestigious college. Her family is devastated since she called her family on the day of crime saying “I got a job, let’s get together soon.”

Mr. Kim is afraid that since Mr. Lee tried to commit a suicide, this would make him only get a short sentence/penalty.

Investigating police requested an arrest warrant for Mr. Lee due to risk of running away.

#StoryOfSunny



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Update from her sister. The trial was July 2nd. Just wanted you guys to be aware of what is going on.

오늘 재판이 있었습니다. 헬쑥해지기는 커녕 오히려 더 건강해보이는 살인범의 모습을 보니 정말 화가 치밀고 눈물이 흐르더군요. 범인은 형량을 낮추기 위해서 최근 국선변호사를 자르고 법무법인 변호사를 선임했습니다. 재판은 그래서 연기가 되었고, 저희 가족은 다시 한번 가슴이 찢어지네요.

We had a trial at a supreme court today. I was extremely angry to see the murderer's healthy looking appearance. Listening to the summary of what he had done to my innocent sister was overwhelmingly sad. He, sure, is a monster. My family was terrified to find out that the murderer recently hired a judicial affairs and corporate body lawyer, which cost much higher than hiring regular lawyers (aka Judicial affairs and corporate body lawyers are very skilled). His goal is, of course, to reduce the amount of the penalty that he'll receive. Today, the trial got pushed and my family's hearts were torn into a million pieces once more.
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Good evening everyone! We are holding a vigil this Friday, June 19 at 8pm on Pier 64 in NYC. Here is the link to the event page. Anyone and everyone are welcome. If you have any memories you'd like to share please let me know or message the Albany Kappas page. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1650487368515714/
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On behalf of the sisters of Kappa Phi Lambda - Upsilon Chapter and Sunny Kim's family, we thank you for the love and support everyone has shown. Sunny would be truly proud of how the community united under these circumstance. Let's continue to spread awareness so anyone who experience domestic violence will know a way of preventing this. Thank you! With love, Anna Guerrero

P.S. Please assist us in spreading the word with this cover picture. Thank you again.

#StoryofSunny
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Onji Bae
42 months ago
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For those who do not understand Korean - If you skip to 6:23 on the video, you get a glimpse of Sunny Kim's home, family, and financial situation. In order to support her education in America, her parents had to take out a lot of loans. They own a local restaurant in the countryside of Korea and do not even have their own home - they live in the restaurant. For years, her mother collected mushrooms and roots from neighboring mountains to earn extra money to support both Sunny and her siblings' education. I didn't know Sunny personally but nonetheless, I think her family has already gone through enough. I believe every donation will help with their recovery from this tragedy and I urge everyone to help out in any way possible. RIP Sunny Kim.

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Sherina Li
42 months ago
1
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Target has not reached. Anyone can still help a little. A little goes a long way to help the parents of this young woman whose had loved the wrong man that ended up killing her. Parents need the money to pay off her college debts.

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Albany Kappas
42 months ago

Hi everyone, We're holding a candlelight vigil in memory of Sunny Kim at Pier 64 in New York on Friday, June 19. 2015. We would like you all to attend. Details in the link. https://m.facebook.com/events/1650487368515714?id=1651728731724911&ref=m_notif&notif_t=like&actorid=2524265

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Peter Mun
42 months ago

any updates?

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Ting Guo
42 months ago

http://www.koreaboo.com/buzz/young-teacher-sunny-kim-murdered-ex-boyfriend-teaching-korea/

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Sheena Fong
43 months ago

http://iamkoream.com/friends-family-of-murdered-south-korean-woman-seek-justice/

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Eva Chè
43 months ago

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/06/116_180009.html

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Maneo Chou
43 months ago

I just wanted to quickly point out an error: "Later, Mr. Kim tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him." Wasn't it Mr. Lee, not Mr. Kim? Anyways, my heart goes out to Sunny's family. Wishing you the best.

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Teresaann Tausinga
43 months ago

She does not deserve this I will miss you Sunnabeam

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Gayle Unhjem
43 months ago

Here is an article about her death (in Korean): http://www.insight.co.kr/view.php?ArtNo=22168&fb_ref=Default Translation: Victim’s family has asked for help so that suspect will get a harsh penalty. On the 2nd, Mr. Lee (25) killed his girlfriend, Ms. Kim (26), by strangling her for breaking up with him. Mr. Lee brought the body to nearby hill, poured cement over the dead body which was covered in blanket, carry-on bag, etc. Then later, using Ms. Kim’s cell phone, Mr. Lee contacted her friends pretending to be Ms. Kim, attempting a perfect crime. However, Ms. Kim’s employer discovered that she did not come to work after making a ten thousand dollar employee contract, the company tried to recover the money from her. Ms. Kim’s family also contacted the police wondering her whereabout. Later, Mr. Kim tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him. But Ms. Kim’s brother Mr. Kim (21) claims that Mr. Lee tried to control the bleeding himself and called 911 to lessen his penalty. That way, he can say in trial, he felt guilty of what he has done. Mr. Kim reported Insight that Mr. Lee assaulted multiple times and stalked Ms. Kim in the past. He provided pictures of her being assaulted, also said he found out about these incidences through Ms. Kim’s friends. The victim is elite woman who graduated prestigious college. Her family is devastated since she called her family on the day of crime saying “I got a job, let’s get together soon.” Mr. Kim is afraid that since Mr. Lee tried to commit a suicide, this would make him only get a short sentence/penalty. Investigating police requested an arrest warrant for Mr. Lee due to risk of running away. ‪#‎StoryOfSunny‬

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I didn't know Sunny for long, but I will certainly never forget her beautiful smile.

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Onji Bae
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For those who do not understand Korean - If you skip to 6:23 on the video, you get a glimpse of Sunny Kim's home, family, and financial situation. In order to support her education in America, her parents had to take out a lot of loans. They own a local restaurant in the countryside of Korea and do not even have their own home - they live in the restaurant. For years, her mother collected mushrooms and roots from neighboring mountains to earn extra money to support both Sunny and her siblings' education. I didn't know Sunny personally but nonetheless, I think her family has already gone through enough. I believe every donation will help with their recovery from this tragedy and I urge everyone to help out in any way possible. RIP Sunny Kim.

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Sherina Li
42 months ago
1
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Target has not reached. Anyone can still help a little. A little goes a long way to help the parents of this young woman whose had loved the wrong man that ended up killing her. Parents need the money to pay off her college debts.

+ Read More
Albany Kappas
42 months ago

Hi everyone, We're holding a candlelight vigil in memory of Sunny Kim at Pier 64 in New York on Friday, June 19. 2015. We would like you all to attend. Details in the link. https://m.facebook.com/events/1650487368515714?id=1651728731724911&ref=m_notif&notif_t=like&actorid=2524265

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Peter Mun
42 months ago

any updates?

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Ting Guo
42 months ago

http://www.koreaboo.com/buzz/young-teacher-sunny-kim-murdered-ex-boyfriend-teaching-korea/

+ Read More
Sheena Fong
43 months ago

http://iamkoream.com/friends-family-of-murdered-south-korean-woman-seek-justice/

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Eva Chè
43 months ago

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/06/116_180009.html

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Maneo Chou
43 months ago

I just wanted to quickly point out an error: "Later, Mr. Kim tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him." Wasn't it Mr. Lee, not Mr. Kim? Anyways, my heart goes out to Sunny's family. Wishing you the best.

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Teresaann Tausinga
43 months ago

She does not deserve this I will miss you Sunnabeam

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Gayle Unhjem
43 months ago

Here is an article about her death (in Korean): http://www.insight.co.kr/view.php?ArtNo=22168&fb_ref=Default Translation: Victim’s family has asked for help so that suspect will get a harsh penalty. On the 2nd, Mr. Lee (25) killed his girlfriend, Ms. Kim (26), by strangling her for breaking up with him. Mr. Lee brought the body to nearby hill, poured cement over the dead body which was covered in blanket, carry-on bag, etc. Then later, using Ms. Kim’s cell phone, Mr. Lee contacted her friends pretending to be Ms. Kim, attempting a perfect crime. However, Ms. Kim’s employer discovered that she did not come to work after making a ten thousand dollar employee contract, the company tried to recover the money from her. Ms. Kim’s family also contacted the police wondering her whereabout. Later, Mr. Kim tried to hurt himself and called 911 saying “I killed my girlfriend and buried the body. I also tried to kill myself” when police was suspecting him. But Ms. Kim’s brother Mr. Kim (21) claims that Mr. Lee tried to control the bleeding himself and called 911 to lessen his penalty. That way, he can say in trial, he felt guilty of what he has done. Mr. Kim reported Insight that Mr. Lee assaulted multiple times and stalked Ms. Kim in the past. He provided pictures of her being assaulted, also said he found out about these incidences through Ms. Kim’s friends. The victim is elite woman who graduated prestigious college. Her family is devastated since she called her family on the day of crime saying “I got a job, let’s get together soon.” Mr. Kim is afraid that since Mr. Lee tried to commit a suicide, this would make him only get a short sentence/penalty. Investigating police requested an arrest warrant for Mr. Lee due to risk of running away. ‪#‎StoryOfSunny‬

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