On Friday 31st May 2019, NSW Supreme Court Justice Helen Wilson sentenced June Oh Seo the murder of Hee Kyung Choi on 9 October 2017 at Chatswood. Considering the offence of assaulting Ms Choi, occasioning actual bodily harm to her, the offender is sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 22 years and 6 months to date from 9 October 2017, expiring on 8 April 2040. The non-parole period is 16 years and 10 months imprisonment, expiring on 8 August 2034. ( On 1 November 2018 in the Local Court and adhered to that plea in this Court on 7 December 2018. Murder is an offence contrary to s 18(1)(a) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. In the circumstances of this case, a standard non-parole period of 20 years imprisonment applies. The Crown Prosecutor of this case is Mr R Herps and name of Defence counsel is Mr M Austin. June Oh Seo, 38, pleaded guilty killing Hee Kyung Choi, 34, who had broken up with him two months before her death. He also admitted to punching her repeatedly in the face shortly before her death, with such force he fractured his hand. Ms Choi was thrown from the balcony of her 23rd-floor apartment at Chatswood in Sydney′s north shore some time before 6am on the morning of October 9, 2017. Her body was found at about 6.15am by a passer-by. After Ms Choi′s murder, Seo sat on an awning at the building for 12 hours before climbing back inside. He initially claimed Ms Choi had taken her own life after the pair argued. Justice Wilson said Seo showed a ″violent disregard and disrespect for″ for Ms Choi′s rights, and she must have experienced pain and great fear when she was attacked in her own home. Three months before she died, Ms Choi said in messages to a friend that Seo didn′t like her meeting with male clients or having male friends, and she wanted to keep her distance from him because she was ″afraid that something might happen to my life if I continue this relationship″.