Hong Pleads Guilty To Feb. Murder

October 30, 1991

A Millersville man pleaded guilty yesterday to murdering his wife during an argument in February in the couple's home.

Chang Pyo Hong,who had been charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty in county Circuit Court to second-degree murder. In exchange, Hong, 51, will serve no more than 15 years in prison.

Hong pleaded guilty in connection with the Feb. 15, 1991, shooting death of his wife, Young Ja Hong, in their home in the 700 block ofLive Oak Drive. The 48-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot four times with a .380 Beretta, said Assistant State's Attorney William C. Mulford II.

Hong is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6.

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