Otto Kim booking photo
Otto Kim booking photo
Otto Kim, 45 of Suwanee has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old mother Myung Kim also of Suwanee.  Photo – Gwinnett County Police Department

SUWANEE — The victim in Sunday night’s murder on Chelsea Falls Lane in unincorporated Suwanee has been identified as 81-year-old Myung Kim.

Her killer has been identified as her 45-year-old son Otto Kim who resided with his mother in a home on Chelsea Falls Lane.  He has charges of battery that date back to 2012.  His ordered 100 hours of community service in conjunction with the 2012 battery charge were suspended due to mental health according to court records.

Police had responded to a call about a man intentionally running into oncoming traffic at approximately 8:17 p.m. on Sunday night.  After making contact with the male, he told officers that he had killed his mother at their Suwanee home.  Police found the mother at their home with severe cuts to her face and she was rushed to the hospital. The mother later died at the hospital.

Police said that this incident stems from a domestic dispute between mother and son from earlier in the evening.

Otto Kim was taken into custody and has been charged with Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Aggravated Assault.  He remains in custody at the Gwinnett County Jail.

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— By Alicia Couch Payne

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alicia@northgwinnettvoice.com

Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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