Japan TWITTER KILLER Pleads Guilty to murdering nine people International News
Japan: The Japanese man Takahiro Shiraishi dubbed as the 'Twitter killer' killed nine people 'with consent' however his lawyer says that the man is disagreed and mentions that he killed without consent.
The victims are in-between the age of 15-26, the accused tried to contact them via twitter they post online about taking their lives and he tells them to help them in their plan or even die alongside them after which he stored the body parts of the victims in cool-boxes side by he is also facing the rape charges.
According to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, while the 29-year-old did not contest nine counts of murder, his lawyers, however, argued that the charges should be reduced because the victims, who had expressed suicidal thoughts, gave their consent to be killed. If Shiraishi is convicted of murder, he will be facing the death penalty, which is carried out by hanging in Japan. Although his lawyers, on Wednesday, said that they want the charges against him reduced to ‘murder with consent’ which carries a prison sentence between six months and seven years.
Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey shows his consent and said at the time the case was "extremely" sad. Japan has long battled one of the highest suicide rates in the industrialized world although figures have dropped since preventative measures were introduced more than a decade ago.
Posted Date : 01-10-20
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