The tragic ending everyone saw coming.
Last year, North Korea's highest court sentenced Otto Warmbier, an American tourist, to 15 years in prison with hard labor on Wednesday for subversion.
Warmbier admitted to attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel at the request of an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial at the North's Supreme Court. He was charged with subversion. No further details were immediately available.
North Korea paraded the student before the media last month in Pyongyang, where he tearfully apologized for attempting to steal the political banner.
He sobbed as he begged for forgiveness for the 'hostile' act, claiming the attempted theft, from a staff-only section of the hotel where he had been staying, had been at the behest of a member of a church back home who wanted it as a 'trophy."
He returns to Ohio today, but he comes back in a coma after he contacted X in his prison cell.
One of the political pundits in the video above asks the question, What is North Korea expecting from this? She's positive that North Korea did not release Warmbier out of the kindness of their heart.