Based on the ruling, Kang is highly unlikely to return to the Pirates this season.
The Seoul Central District Court dismissed Kang's appeal of a suspended two-year prison sentence over charges of fleeing the scene after crashing into the guardrail while driving drunk, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Villegas and Baldovino’s statements detailed their knowledge of the incident involving the victim and pointed to Sta.
At a Senate hearing Thursday, Ronald Dela Rosa, the director general of the Philippine National Police, blamed a police officer, Ricky Santa Isabel, for Jee's death. Dela Rosa offered his resignation over the incident but Duterte expressed continued support for him on Sunday at Dela Rosa's birthday party.
Duterte has been strongly supportive of the nation's police in his crackdown on drug trafficking, but was critical of the police in his apology Thursday. We are very sorry that it had to happen, but I can assure you, those responsible are known to us already and they will go to prison and I will see to it that they will be sentenced to the maximum. Police, you sons of bitches, I won't let you get away with it. The circumstances of Jee's death aroused anger in South Korea.
Isabel and his co-conspirators as the abductors who killed the victim.
Morquicho and Villegas’ accounts of how the respondents abducted and killed Jee “is sufficient enough to establish that the victim was kidnapped and his liberty was restrained against his will," the DOJ resolution read. Isabel as the one who strangled, and eventually killed Jee. Isabel who directed that Jee's remains be brought to a funeral parlor.