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Accused 'black widow' serial killer claims innocence

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People suffering from dementia don't exactly go playing with valuable papers. This trial will be a swift one.

And I am sorry, tickets? Is the process of serving justice an entertainment to them? I do not exactly see people "having fun" while waiting in the line, but I would like to know, how that ticket system works.

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She's a cold-blooded sociopath. I hope the judge doesn't look at her age, and puts her away for the rest of her natural life. She probably deserves it, but no judge will give an old woman the death penalty.

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When all hope is lost (for her and her lawyers) and there's so much evidence and witnesses, their only defense is that she's not healthy to attend the trials.

I seriously hope she gets life. If she does get a slap on the wrist sentence, then a, her lawyers are really good. And b, the current justice system sucks and there's no point of having one.

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Cold hearten killer.... she doesn't even have remorse... Yes she is guilty

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The facts are is she mad or not and if she is and does time where in a jail ,a shelter for the insane or put down the same way as the alleged offences .

Would cheaper either way for her age as she wont last the time in a jail hospital.

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People suffering from dementia don't exactly go playing with valuable papers. This trial will be a swift one.

Do you actually read articles BEFORE posting something? Cripes posts like these are annoying as hell!

The case is set to be the second longest trial held under the lay judge system involving citizen judges, lasting for an expected 135 days.

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looking at the pic, seems like lots of people working hard at their jobs

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Will anyone make a movie ... a phenomenal script for a good criminal! A brilliant detective, of course, as the main hero. Does a man have to demonstrate his strength in such a drastic way..cyanide it's horrible! I remember a Rasputin he like cyanid and eat everyday....

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Accused 'black widow' serial killer claims innocence

Finally! A bona-fide Japanese serial killer!!

Google searching never came up with much. It is almost as if there are no crazy psychopaths on the loose in Japan going around killing people for their own needs.

"Will anyone make a movie?"

They should. But that would mean the Japanese having to admit that, they too, have serial killers.

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Daniel NaumoffToday  04:16 pm JST

"And I am sorry, tickets? Is the process of serving justice an entertainment to them? I do not exactly see people "having fun" while waiting in the line, but I would like to know, how that ticket system works."

Allowing members of the public to observe trials is an important aspect of a democracy. But there is not enough space in courtrooms to accommodate everyone who wishes to view trials of high public interest. So various methods, such as drawing lots, distributing numbered tickets etc are used. If you want to observe a trial, inquire at the courthouse of your choice.

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Yes, I thought so. You are right, thanks for educating me on the matter, Educator.

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Cold hearten killer.... she doesn't even have remorse... Yes she is guilty

How can she show remorse if she is pleading innocence? That exactly wouldn't work well for her case.

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"How can she show remorse if she is pleading innocence?"

She confessed, and then withdrew the confession, and pleaded not-guilty.

Showing remorse would mean sticking to the original confession, sparing the victims' families the ordeal of a trial, and throwing yourself at their mercy to avoid the death penalty.

As it stands saying that she is a "coldhearted killer.... she doesn't even have remorse" is quite reasonable under the circumstances.

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Prosecutors aim to use circumstantial evidence to prove Kahehi's guilty

The widow's family name is Kakehi, not Kahehi.

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Have 600 people not got jobs to go to? Is their morbid obsession with this killer so far gone they can't wait for the media to report the outcome?

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I can understand the public interest. Very hard to prove guilt with no hard evidence.

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I've gotten out jury service three times in my life in the UK (thank gawd!) The thought of sitting in a court room for 8 hours a day for 135 days...oh my lordy..there's no way I'd be queuing up lol!

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Sorry I did not get to understand how she managed to go on without getting caught until after the previous 10 and the 4th husband's death? I am under the impression that in cases of unnatural deaths + inheritance - the spouse is always the first suspect. Hello mean commenters, this is a question, not an opinion :)

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That's gonna be my new excuse for everything. Because it seems to work well right next to "I was drunk and I can't remember!"

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More than 600 people lined up to get a ticket to view the trial

Thats amazing looks like American sensationalism has arrived in Japan

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Of course she has "dementia", how convenient for her. Just like that old crook Ishihara.

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More than 10 cyanide deaths with the same beneficiary and no police to connect the dots until now? It would seem she's not the only one with dementia

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