26 May '11, 11am

Korean phone app tells tales on murderer via @cmswire

Korean phone app tells tales on murderer via @cmswire

It began with a simple phrase - 'brace yourself' - sent by a university professor to his mistress via a South Korean messaging service app used by millions every day. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - IT BEGAN with a simple phrase - 'brace yourself' - sent by a university professor to his mistress via a South Korean messaging service app used by millions every day. But now the message has become key evidence in a murder investigation, with the professor arrested for killing his wife and his mistress sought as an accomplice, police said. The professor, whose full name was not given, went to the head office of the 'Kakao Talk' messenger service provider after the murder and asked them to delete the message. But the message was saved for a month and police were able to retrieve it as part of an investigation of his phone records. Eventually the professor confessed to strangling his wife, ...

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