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Filipino man admits to 2004 murder of female student in Japan

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prosecutors said a DNA sample almost matching that of the defendant was found on the hand of the woman.

Is that considered evidence?

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...is now reflecting on his wrongdoing and is willing to pay for what he did.

OK. How about getting raped by a few dudes, strangled, then having a big metal knife plunged into you a few times then dumping you on a riverbank to "reflect on it" for awhile?

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He confessed to the murders, what more is needed. Let me guess, the 'corrupt' Japanese justice system 'coerced' it out of him.

He deserves the death penalty. It is a shame his two accomplices won't face the music as they fled Japan.

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sorry I don't understand this - But there are slim prospects of the police being able to build a case against the two Filipinos as both of them left Japan after the murder. So, if I kill someone in Japan and leave the country police will not be able to build a case against me? food for thought...

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Is he not half-Japanese? He has a Japanese surname.

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Always easier to blame your actions on those around you, or so says Mori's defense team. Don't blame kidnapping, rape, and murder on those involved, blame it on peer pressure (sarcasm).

Building a case against the two missing Filipinos? You know their names. They were in Japan legally. There is no record of their passports being scanned leaving Japan? What flight and destination? Certainly if pursued on a local to local level, you'll get little to no help from police in PH, but escalate the issue thru diplomatic channels.

Although when you have the PH President making past jokes about how gang rapists should let him "go first" when brutalizing a British woman, maybe hope is lost on justice.

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"a DNA sample almost matching that of the defendant"... What does this mean? "Every individual has a unique DNA code that no-one else possesses and because of this reason there is not a chance in receiving an inaccurate result, except in cases where contamination may have occurred. If contamination has taken place, the results obtained would be inconclusive..." and thus presumably excluded as evidence?

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A perfect DNA test would be able to identify a person with a very low error rate, maybe 1 in a million.

However, tests are not perfect and the actual error rate is much higher, somewhere around 0.5%.

Convictions based on DNA test results alone are unsound. Beating a "confession" out of someone does not make the evidence any more reliable.

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A 36-year-old Filipino man arrested last year admitted Tuesday to raping and murdering a female university student in eastern Japan in January 2004.

He was arrested last year for a crime he committed 14 years ago and he only just now confessed? How did they hold him for so long without a confession? How did they even catch him after so long?

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I hope the Japanese prosecutors tell Duterte about his two accomplices and urge him to catch them.

@timberlandic

For me it's strange that everybody can change his name in Japan. It's like hiding because you did something bad like this filipino scum, or maybe you have bad intentions and change your name.

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Near DNA sample this whole thing stinks of dirty Jcops...

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But there are slim prospects of the police being able to build a case against the two Filipinos as both of them left Japan after the murder.

Don't understand why if there is sufficient evidence they can't be charged and arrested.

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Good! Send him to Prison forever!

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Don't understand why if there is sufficient evidence they can't be charged and arrested.

They are not in Japan. Why do you think that foriegn suspects to any crime in Japan never get bail?

But in Japan, innocent until proven guilty has been turned on it's head.

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Shenjingbing

Although when you have the PH President making past jokes about how gang rapists should let him "go first" when brutalizing a British woman, maybe hope is lost on justice

C'mon, what the foul-mouthed PH President said and the actual law-enforcement of the Philippines has no correlation in both spirit and letter of the law of that land. Japan and The Philippines has no extradition treaty signed, and this case is legislative in nature as it crosses Constitutional boundaries . Those 2 murder accomplices are not difficult to track in PH but bilateral agreements must be in place.

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