Kim Jaegyu

Kim Jaegyu (March 6, 1926 – May 24, 1980) was a South Korean Army Lieutenant General and the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency. He assassinated South Korean President Park Chung-hee, who had been one of his closest friends for a long time, on October 26, 1979. He was subsequently executed by hanging on May 24, 1980. He remains a controversial figure with many contradictions, regarded by some as a patriot who ended the 18-year-old military dictatorship under Park and by others as Park's henchman who killed his long-time benefactor out of personal grievance. For many years, the latter was the prevailing view, but later revelations in the early 2000s about Kim's relationship with some leaders of the democracy movement prompted reevaluation in some circles.

Read more about Kim Jaegyu:  Early Life, Park's Dictatorship, Yushin Constitution, KCIA Director, Year 1979, Rivalry Between Kim and Cha, The Assassination, Aftermath

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Kim Jaegyu - Aftermath
... After killing President Park, Kim asked Chief Secretary Kim to secure the safehouse and ran to the nearby KCIA building where Army Chief of Staff ... shootings and was discussing them with KCIA Deputy Director Kim Jeong-seop when Director Kim came in breathless to tell them that an emergency situation occurred ... In the car, Kim notified Jeong that President Park has died, but without explaining how he died ...