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The killer of the Akihabara massacre in Japan was hanged

Tokyo | A person convicted of killing seven folks was hanged in Japan’s capital Tokyo. The BBC gave this report on Tuesday. Murderer Tomohiro Kato (who was 25 on the time of the bloodbath) dedicated essentially the most stunning mass homicide in Japan’s current historical past when he drove a truck over a crowd of pedestrians at lunch in Akihabara district during which three folks died. He then attacked passers-by with sharp-edged weapons, killing 4 extra folks and injuring eight others.

The police arrested him on the spot and later confessed to his crime within the trial. He stated that as a result of he was deeply disturbed by the net threats. Kato, 39, was hanged on the Tokyo Detention Middle, Japanese media reported right this moment. This 12 months it’s the first case of hanging within the nation. In December final 12 months, three folks have been hanged and greater than 100 prisoners have been sentenced to demise. His enchantment to commute the demise sentence was rejected in 2015.

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