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Man charged with murder in possible electrocution dies

ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 73-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman he may have had a relationship with died Saturday morning from apparently self-inflicted wounds he received after allegedly killing the woman, Fairfax County police said.

Police had charged Jai Hyun Cho with the murder 56-year-old Kum Yeon of Alexandria in the basement of his home, possibly by means of electrocution, but withdrew the warrant after his death.

On December 21, officers arrived at Cho's home on Pennys Town Court in Annandale and found Yeon collapsed in the basement and naked next to him, according to court documents.

Fairfax woman apparently electrocuted by man

When officers knocked on the door, Cho wrapped what appeared to be an electrical cord around his wrist and began to convulse, court documents said. 

After police made their way inside, they found Cho unresponsive on the floor beside Yeon. Police say the two were handcuffed together and the heavy gauge electrical wire around Cho's wrist was plugged into a circuit breaker box. 

According to police, a suicide note and a DVD with a printed label that appeared to depict the man and woman engaging in sex were found near Yeon and Cho. 

Yeon was pronounced dead at the scene and Cho was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. She had multiple electrical burns on her body, police said. 

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