05 Jul '11, 2am

S. Korea Marine judged unstable before shooting

SEOUL: A South Korean Marine who killed four colleagues in a shooting spree had been found to be mentally unstable in an earlier military psychology test, a report said Tuesday. The 19-year-old corporal identified only as Kim opened fire Monday at a Marine Corps barracks on Gangwha island west of Seoul, killing four Marines and injuring one other. Kim himself was hospitalised after being injured in a grenade blast in a possible suicide attempt. Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified military official, said an army psychology test had earlier found Kim to be unstable and to have difficulty in coping with military life. "He had a consultation with a platoon leader even on Monday morning... it looks like he didn't really get along with other members of the unit well," said the official. A memo which military investigators found in Kim's locker read: "I hate myself. I'm a ...

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