17 April 2007 :the South Korean Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a man to death for a series of murders. Jeong Nam-gyu, 38, was convicted of killing 13 people and injuring seven others between January 2004 and April 2006. Many of the victims were women and children living in southwestern Seoul, and two of the children were killed after being sexually assaulted. Jeong is the nation's 63rd inmate on the death row. No executions have been carried out in the country for the past nine years, as President Roh Moo-hyun and his predecessor Kim Dae-jung did not approve them.