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Death row inmate seeks retrial over murders of 19 mentally impaired residents at care home

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Investment in mental healthcare anyone?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Sounds calculated and sane

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Although his defense team filed an appeal, his death sentence was finalized later in the month after Uematsu withdrew it before the deadline for his appeal to a high court.

It's too late.

*The Yokohama District Court will decide whether to hold a retrial after examining the petition, which was filed on *April 1.

Judging from the date, he may be fooling the public.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Please don't waste any more of our tax money on this loser. Long drop on a short rope ASAP.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Anyone who kills more than 20 people obviously has mental health issues. However, this should not be an excuse for punishment.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Hang this piece of.....

1 ( +9 / -8 )

Clearly this appeal is to gain some time before his death. He might have some loose ends to tie up financially or emotionally speaking, but I sincerely doubt any judge will change the death sentence considering it was such a heinous crime. He's just delaying the inevitable.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

If I were the judge:

Defendant: please give me a retrial

judge: you want a retrial? Ok. Done. Guilty. If you want, I can give you less days after your execution if you like……….

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Not crazy but he must’ve been having a really bad day.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Give him a retrial so he can receive life imprisonment with forced labor for the rest of his life.

Execution is not justice .

Its a get out life without accountability.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Japans method of execution is the rope of death. Better than the old 1600,s method of the pit of death.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

So many time death row inmates in Japan ended up being innocent.

Prosecutors hide evidences and force confessions routinely.

The real criminal its likely somewhere else.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

So many time death row inmates in Japan ended up being innocent.

Prosecutors hide evidences and force confessions routinely."

Perhaps , but not in this case...plenty of evidence from video and eyewitnesses ( he tied up staff members at the facility ).

This scum doesn't deserve mercy for this mass killing of helpless disabled.

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Give him a retrial so he can receive life imprisonment with forced labor for the rest of his life.

Execution is not justice .

Its a get out life without accountability.

Well, I actually agree with the death penalty in principle, but unfortunately, I don't think that any conviction in Japan is safe, unless Japan drastically reforms it's legal system.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

I just noticed a typo in my previous post which would explain the negativity.

Mental health issues should not be an excuse ‘to escape’ punishment.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Just accept your much-deserved punishment.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

How many years on death row before he's executed ?

Give him 32 years solitary confinement before execution.

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He wants a retrial? cheeky so and so! did those care patients get any mercy or chance to defend them selfs?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A retrial, why not? Add 19 tortures before hanging.

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Those victims were too mentally impaired to defend themselves and now he claims he's 'incompetent'? Let's see how his alibi is true by sentencing him to solitary. Let's see how he likes that.

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