Music producer takes the stand in kidnapping, assault trial

Posted at 8:31 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 09:00:28-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Disturbing details were revealed during the trial of Grammy-award winning producer Bobby Shin, who is accused of holding his ex-girlfriend hostage and assaulting her for days.

The jury was seated earlier this week for the case against Baeho "Bobby" Shin.

In January of 2019, Shin's girlfriend accused him of kidnapping and abusing her for six days in his Nashville home and recording studio. She told investigators Shin held her against her will and assaulted her multiple times. She was able to escape by sneaking out of the home and flagging down a passerby for help.

Shin took the stand during Wednesday's trial. He showed little emotion and often had to use an interpreter.

The prosecution showed the court pictures of the victim bloody and bruised with chipped teeth. Shin maintains his innocence and his attorney argued that the state can't prove the victim’s injuries were made by Shin.

His team claims the couple had talked about breaking up just before the incident and continued to discredit her by saying she was troubled, had been drinking and kept changing her story.

However, the prosecution argued the victim, who doesn't speak English, was afraid to ask for help.

Closing arguments were heard Wednesday evening. The judge will charge the jury Thursday morning after which they will begin deliberating. Shin faces several charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault by strangulation and assault domestic bodily injury.

Shin is a Grammy Award winning engineer, who has worked with artists like Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Tori Kelly, Francesca Battistelli and Brian McKnight.

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