Local Washington, D.C. media reported that a Leesburg, Va. woman fatally stabbed her pastor husband and called 911 after the killing.
Dae Hwang, 57, has been charged with first degree murder for killing her husband, Kyung Hwang. According to the Leesburg Police Department the husband Hwang, 63, had multiple stab wounds.
The early morning stabbing occurred on March 2 in the 1600 block of Chickasaw Place NE, in the Leesburg neighborhood of Edwards Landing.
Leesburgtoday.com reported Dae Hwang is being held without bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 25.
A motive for the murder is not known.
Aaron Thomas, 41, known as the East Coast Rapist, was sentenced on Friday, March 1 in Manassas, VA.
Circuit Court Judge Mary Grace O’Brien gave the maximum sentence of three life terms on the rape charges. WUSA9 reported the judge told 41-year-old Aaron Thomas, that "you may have had a horrific childhood but I have to sentence you as the man you are today."
The victims testified, and one victim faced her rapist and said 'I forgive you, even though you hurt me really bad."
Thomas had a history of rapes that started back in the 1990’s and his escapades of raping his victims reached the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia.
He gained more notoriety when he attacked and raped two girls on Halloween night in 2009. A massive manhunt occurred to find Thomas after the rapes. The young women who were teenagers at the time of the rapes were in court when Thomas was sentenced.
Josh White of the Washington Post stated the following in his story -
Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert and assistants James Willett and Amy Ashworth used Friday’s sentencing hearing to show the lasting impact of Thomas’s crimes, calling two of the Halloween victims to testify. Both, now college-age, said the rapes left deep emotional scars.
“I would try to avoid leaving the house and avoid going out anywhere public,” one of the young women said. Before Thomas was arrested, she said, she was afraid he would return and had frequent nightmares.
Both of the young women turned to Thomas, sitting in waist chains a few feet to their left at the defense table, and spoke directly to him as several people in the courtroom shed tears. At least four of Thomas’s victims were in the courtroom, as was Thomas’s mother.
“I forgive you even though you hurt me really bad,” one of the women said. The other said: “I forgive him and I pray for him, and I pray for his family that they will have peace.”
The mother of one of the victims also testified, through tears, saying the attack shook their worlds and left her feeling guilty because she wasn’t able to protect her daughter from harm. “After she was raped, she just shut down to everyone,” the mother said. “She was always sad, always crying.”
Thomas, who sat still with his head bowed through much of the hearing Friday afternoon, stood and recited a long speech from memory before O’Brien sentenced him. It was self-deprecating — he called himself “a pathetic failure” — and he blamed his “immoral and unjustifiable” actions on abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of his late father, who was a D.C. police officer. He said he lacked ethical standards, suffers from psychological and emotional problems, and always wanted someone to stop him from hurting people. “I’ve mercifully prayed for help,” Thomas said. “I was too scared and afraid to talk about this dysfunction.”
Watch the WUSA9 video on the Thomas sentencing below.