Tokyo district court has sentenced a man to death for the 2017 murders of nine people, local media reported, ending a case that grabbed headlines in Japan with the culprit dubbed “Twitter killer” for contacting victims via the social media platform.
- Shiraishi used a Twitter handle which loosely translates as “hangman”
- His defence team argued his nine victims consented to being killed
- In Japan the death penalty is executed by hanging
Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was found guilty of murdering, dismembering and storing the bodies of the nine in his apartment in Zama city in Kanagawa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, the report said.
In court, the prosecution argued Shiraishi made contact with victims via Twitter after they expressed suicidal…
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