December 15th – a Japanese man Takahiro Shiraishi was sentenced to death on suspicion of killing nine people and robbery.
According to Japan’s Daily News on the 15th, from late August to late October 2017, Shiraishi killed eight women and one man in his apartment in Sama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and robbed hundreds of yen to tens of thousands of yen of cash.
In the final debate on November 26, Bai Shifang’s lawyer said that Bai Shi killed after obtaining the consent of the victim, and the prosecution said that all the victims resisted, believing that Bai Shi’s crime was “one thousand dead enough” and asked for the death penalty.
Nao Kuni Yano, the presiding judge of the court, said in his judgment that none of the nine killings were “commited to kill” after obtaining the consent of the victim, and found that Shiraishi had the capacity for criminal responsibility.
Japanese “Twitter killer” used social media to trap nine people and was sentenced to death.
Takahiro Shiraishi, a man known as the “Twitter killer” in Japan, was sentenced to death in Tokyo District Court on December 15 to seduce victims through social media tweets and killed nine people.
According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 15th, in October 2017, police found the bodies of eight men and one woman in their apartments in Sagama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The youngest victim was only 15 years old. Takahiro Shiraishi pleaded guilty to killing nine people in court in October this year. He used Twitter to search for suicidal people and lure the other party to his apartment. After seducing the other party to his apartment, he violently killed them and robbed him of money.
From 2017 to now, a total of 23 hearings have been held on the case, and 30-year-old Takahiro Shiraishi pleaded guilty to all charges in court. But his lawyers argued that the charges against Shiraishi should be mitigated and the death penalty should be avoided, because those victims agreed to be killed, which became the main point of controversy in the trial.
On the 15th, the Tokyo District Court sentenced Takahiro Shiraishi to death for robbery and murder. The prosecution said that all the victims had resisted before being killed and did not consent to be killed.
Naoshi Yano, the presiding judge of the Tachikawa Branch of the Tokyo District Court, also said that the victim did not consent to the killing, and the defendant was fully responsible and agreed to the death penalty demand of the prosecution.