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Taekwondo Instructor Charged With Triple Murder In Sydney

A taekwondo instructor who allegedly murdered an entire family in Sydney is set to face a bedside court hearing today.

Kwang Kyung Yoo was charged with three counts of murder late last night, after police discovered the bodies of a mother, father, and their seven-year-old son in two separate locations.

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According to police reports, Mr Yoo, also known as Master Lion, allegedly strangled the mother and son to death sometime between 5:30pm  and 6:30pm on Monday. 

The 49 year-old then purportedly left their bodies behind and proceeded to the family home, where he confronted the father and fatally stabbed him.

Superintendent Daniel Doherty said that detectives were still investigating the motive behind the tragedy, exploring the potential relationship between these two parties.  

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“It was out of the blue, it was something that wasn’t forewarned, there was nothing that could’ve put a red flag up as far as we understand,” Superintendent Doherty said.

Mr Yoo was found with non-life-threatening injuries and remains under police guard at Westmead Hospital. 

He underwent surgery for serious stab wounds to his chest, arms, and stomach, which he claimed occurred during an attack in a supermarket car park in North Parramatta.

Describing the slain family, a friend, believed to be from South Korea, expressed that the couple had a long-standing relationship before marriage and were known for their “kindness and humour”. 

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