Woman's death results in charge of manslaughter against Odenton man

May 19, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An Odenton man was indicted yesterday by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on charges that he accidentally killed a woman with whom he argued last month.

Sang U. Kwak, 37, was charged with manslaughter and three related counts in the death of Die Lee, 40, who hit her head on the pavement when she was struck by an assailant. She was a widow raising two children, authorities said.

Kwak initially was charged with assault after a fight at 2 a.m. April 22 in front of his house, in the 2200 block of Commissary Circle, and was released on $50,000 bail.

Deputy State's Attorney Gerald K. Anders said Lee, a resident of the 900 block of Headwater Road, followed Kwak home from a restaurant because she claimed he owed her $3,000. They argued, and as they fought, Kwak knocked her down and she hit her head on the concrete driveway, Anders said.

Lee was a former employee of Kwak's dry cleaning business, but the argument was over a personal loan, Anders said.

Lee, who was kept on life support until relatives arrived from South Korea, died of head injuries several days later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Anders said.

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