Three lawyers appointed to defend Tatsuya Ichihashi, 30, held a press conference at a Chiba Prefectural Government office on Monday and revealed a few details about the man who was arrested on Nov 10 for abandoning the body of British woman Lindsay Hawker in March 2007.
One of the lawyers, Yasushi Sugeno, 66, said Ichihashi told them he had no intention of asking his parents for help and did not want them to contact his parents, but did not elaborate on why. Ichihashi has also commented on how both his parents were medical professionals but that he failed to become one.
Sugeno said Ichihashi still hasn’t spoken about the incident, but added that he appears tired and in a state of shock since being arrested. As of Monday afternoon, Ichihashi was still refusing meals, marking the sixth day he has not eaten.
Sugeno said his team has requested that questioning by police – which lasts 6 to 8 hours every day - be fully recorded on both video and audio. He also said he has given Ichihashi a notepad and that he has made some entries in it.© Wire reports