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DNA on cigarette butt near murder site matches that of store robber

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DNA detected on a cigarette butt recovered from a murder scene in Osaka last year has been matched to a 37-year-old man, who was arrested in March for allegedly robbing a convenience store, police said Wednesday.

Police are now investigating if the man, who was arrested and indicted for robbing some 50,000 yen in cash from the store in the city of Osaka, was involved in the murder of cab driver Toshiharu Goto, 67, they said.

Goto was found murdered in his cab with stab wounds on his neck in Higashiosaka on Dec 29. His proceeds were also stolen. Police are also investigating if another taxi robbery case in Matsubara, Osaka, in January was committed by the same culprit in the Higashiosaka case as they see similarities in the two cases. In Matsubara, a 61-year-old driver was seriously injured Jan 5 and was robbed 25,000 yen in cash

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I hope this is enough to convict this evil crime doer! Death penalty!! Yes! Let him hang high and dry/wet what ever, just do it Hatoyama san!

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I hope this is enough to convict this evil crime doer! Death penalty!! Yes! Let him hang high and dry/wet what ever, just do it Hatoyama san!

Wow, not defending whoever commited the crimes but the bloodlust really started early in these comments.

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Can not even spit saliva in public anymore. What more bubble gum or cigarette butts. Flush your used condoms and anything else with your DNA information like hair, bodily fluids, etc.

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CSI Japan! Good job.

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bet they had to check a lot of butts to find his! Unless it was planted, hey this is Japan ya know.

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I also hope that he hang. Was he also unemployed looking for food? Hang him first than ask questions. 'CAUTION: Please don't throw away your cigarette butt, because you could be next for DNA criome test!

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This sounds a bit circumstantial though. If the man was found murdered in his cab does that mean the cigarette butt was found in the cab as well? At best, that places the suspect in the cab. Of course it's a good lead, but hardly enough evidence to convict alone. I hope they have more evidence than that.

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Another good reason to quit smoking.

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shaky

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Hang him first than ask questions.

This must be sarcasm because that's not how things are done in a modern society.

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All they need now is 20 minutes to beat a confession out of him. Good job.

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All they need now is 20 minutes to beat a confession out of him.

...no, 20 minutes is too long... the cops may fall asleep and let the perp escape.

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That's called "circumstantial evidence." Next?

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