A Chinese inmate who escaped from a Hiroshima prison on Jan 11 was sentenced to an extra 2 years and 4 months by the Hiroshima District Court on Tuesday.
Li Guolin, 40, who was serving a 23-year sentence for attempted murder, managed to climb over a wall inside the prison campus and then use scaffolding to get over the 4.5-meter outer wall, which was under construction for repairs.
It was Japan's first prison break in more than two decades. He was caught two days later near an elementary school in Hiroshima.
Li, believed to be the leader of a gang of burglars, was convicted in 2005 for shooting at a police officer and stealing a squad car.© Japan Today/AP