The Ministry of Justice announced its plans to legislate the abolition of statute of limitations on murder cases. Criticism that the statute of limitation on murder pardons murderers and fails to bring justice has risen since the prosecution prescription period has passed for The Frog Boys case and the Hwaseong serial murders. The Ministry of Justice believes this bill will protect the public and create a safer society.
In December 2007, the limitation period for prosecution was extended from 15 years to 25 years. The proposed bill will amend the Criminal Procedure Act, adding Chapter 253 Section 2 which rules that the statute of limitation does not apply to homicide crimes punishable by death.
Once refined, this bill will be sent to the National Assembly.