Japan 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for nine murders

15th Dec

Japan 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for nine murders

On tuesday a Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" was sentenced to death by a Tokyo court for murdering and dismembering nine people he met online.
The killer Takahiro Shiraishi, 30 has admitted that killing and butchering his young victims the death sentence was handed down" to Shiraishi, a court official told AFP. NHK said 435 people turned up to watch the verdict, even though the court only had 16 seats available for the public.
NHK reported that The father of one 25-year-old victim said in court last month that he "will never forgive Shiraishi even if he dies". Years usually pass between sentencing and execution, and the last execution was in December 2019, when a Chinese man was hanged for the murder of a family of four.