Suspect indicted in murder of Duluth couple

Ki Song Kim

Ki Song Kim

LAWRENCEVILLE —A 12-count indictment has been brought against the Duluth man accused of brutally stabbing his former employers to death.

A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted 45-year-old Ki Song Kim this week on two counts apiece of murder and felony murder, four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated battery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. The charges stem from a July 27 attack at the Duluth home of Young Chan and Sun Hee Choi, Kim’s former employers at a local restaurant supply business.

Witnesses reported seeing a white passenger car pulling up to the couple’s Worrall Hill Way home just before 10 p.m. One neighbor reportedly saw a Korean man present the couple with a box of apples and go inside.

Police believe Kim was that man, and that the grisly scene discovered later was his handiwork.

Young Chan Choi, the male victim, was found stabbed multiple times in the chest. Wife Sun Hee Choi was found with her throat cut “ear to ear” and similar stab wounds in her chest.

Authorities tied Kim to the scene via the aforementioned apples, which they tracked to Asian supermarket Assi and surveillance video of him making the purchase two hours before the murder. Kim’s story has reportedly changed multiple times, but he allegedly told investigators that he was at the house with a friend when that unidentified friend started stabbing the Chois.

It was unclear Thursday if police were still pursuing the possibility of a second suspect.

Detectives have proposed that the crime was robbery-driven, though family members have previously told police they weren’t sure if anything was stolen. Wednesday’s indictment made no mention of robbery or armed robbery charges.