Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, May 26, 2005
# 4:45:00 PM:

Three years of a life sentence

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we are on a deserted islandThree years ago tomorrow, a deranged Vancouver man attacked visiting Korean student Ji Won Park without warning, as she jogged in Stanley Park. He is now serving a nine-year jail sentence, but he gave her permanent brain damage.

The event wracked the entire city with sadness and guilt. How, we wondered, could such a brutal act happen to an innocent visitor? Could we, as Canadians and Vancouverites, somehow have prevented it?

Ms. Park and her family have since been granted resident status in Canada, and live near the Stanley Park itself, on Coal Harbour. Here's an update on how she is doing today.


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