for better or worse
Kim Jae-beom and Yun-jeong were meant for each other. They met in 2008 in an online chat room, fell in love, and soon were married. They each had a daughter around the same age, and the four of them would venture through foreign cities, meeting new people and sharing magical experiences. About a year later they had a child together—a daughter they named Sa-rang, or “love” in Korean. She was born prematurely, a bit over six pounds. She weighed about a pound lighter at three months old, when the coroner declared her dead of malnutrition.
After half a year on the run, the Kims were arrested in March 2010 for negligent homicide, accused of starving Sa-rang to death. Prosecutors said they had fed the baby milk only ...