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Man faces murder charge after victim dies following assault

An Albany man, who was initially arrested on numerous charges including attempted murder, has been charged with murder following the death of the victim.

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 1:49 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2017 1:50 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Albany man now faces a murder charge following the death of the victim who was taken off life support Tuesday.

According to the Corvallis Police Department, 49-year-old Than Kim of Albany, has been charged with murder.

Officers said Kim assaulted Mitch Dong on December 5, 2017 at the Corvallis Nails and Spa located at 2321 NW Kings Blvd. Kim was initially arrested on numerous charges including attempted murder. However, on Tuesday Dong died while at an area hospital.

According to court documents, Dong was having an extramarital affair with Kim’s wife. Police said Kim walked into a nail salon and saw them having sex. They said he then assaulted him with a baseball bat and a knife. Officers said Kim initially told them he was only defending himself, but then he described the attack to them. Police said they asked Kim to describe his emotions during the assault. Court documents show he told them he felt “closure.”

Kim is currently booked at the Benton County Jail on $3,000,000. bail.

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