Taekwondo Instructor Under Police Guard After Gruesome Murder Discovery In Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A taekwondo instructor has been arrested after an entire family was found dead across two properties in Sydney. The instructor is under police guard in the hospital and is expected to face murder charges in connection with the deaths.

Steven Cho, 39, was found dead in the kitchen of his home in Baulkham Hills. Meanwhile, his wife Min, 41, and their son Benjamin, 7, were allegedly stabbed to death at Lion’s Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy in North Parramatta. The bodies were discovered just hours apart on Tuesday.

The taekwondo instructor, known as Master Lion, presented himself to the hospital with stab wounds to his arms and torso, which required urgent surgery. He is currently recovering in the hospital under police guard and is reported to be in a stable condition.

It has been confirmed by Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty that the victims were all known to one another, and the police intend to lay three murder charges. The two crime scenes have been linked, and the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad has taken over the investigation.

The police are working with the theory that the mother and son were killed between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The families of the victims are of Korean descent, and Australian authorities are working to notify them. Additionally, further inquiries are being conducted to determine if a separate stabbing incident on Friday is linked to the discovery of the three bodies.

Residents in the area have expressed shock and surprise at the tragic events. NSW Fire and Rescue have taken measures to prevent onlookers from seeing the crime scene. Meanwhile, the police investigation is ongoing, and additional details are expected to emerge as the case progresses.