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Man says he will admit guilt in court over 2016 killings of disabled people

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Prosecutors win 99% of their criminal cases when they first go to trial, according to data from the Supreme Court in Japan.

This high of a conviction rate means that either not all criminals are being tried or the prosecutors and police are doing something shady like forcing confessions. It’s too bad the average Japanese person is too intellectually lazy to question this.

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Ok, good that he will put his hand up to it. But I’m surprised that for someone who has been in custody since his arrest he has already given so many interviews to media?

He himself sounds like he has mental health issues and I would have expected his defence to raise that in court and not allow him to speak to media.

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Prosecutors win 99% of their criminal cases when they first go to trial, according to data from the Supreme Court in Japan.

People need to keep in mind, if the cops and prosecutors can not get a signed confession from a suspect they typically will NOT go to trial. They WILL do everything within their power, including coorce a suspect, to get that confession BUT without it they will drop the case or prosecute a much lower charge that they actually have evidence.

Case in point; a couple of years back a foreign guy was arressted for disposing a body improperly, the cops figured him for the murder, he claimed she committed suicide, but he ended up with only being convicted of the improper disposal of a corpse. He kept his mouth shut and let the cops try to convict him on the evidence, and there was none!

Thing to remember, keep your mouth shut in police custody, if you are not guilty.

On the other hand, if you ARE guilty, confess as fast as possible and apologize like there is no tomorrow, things will be much easier on you!

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This character seems to have multiple personalities. However if he was a caregiver worker, seeing the pain and suffering everyday and feeling helpless to help further, somehow one of the personalities came forward and took matters as judge jury and executioner for what others may have thought of doing as humanitarian but can't due to moral obligations or simply the law. IMO this personality rose to the occasion and did what others couldn't bear to do. Is it wrong, morally and lawfully yes. Should a court award him the same fate. hmmm interesting to see what happens.

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"There was no reason for them to live," Uematsu said

Not for you to decide & now, there is no reason for you either, bast%rd.

he said a heavy sentence would be"unavoidable," but "execution would be too much. I have no intention of being sentenced to die."

Pretty sure all those he killed had no " intention to die " that night either. Let this multiple murderer piece of crap hang as he deserves and save taxpayer the bills.

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I have a younger brother (22) with schizoaffective disorder and he's on medication. He's a brilliant young man, a kind, nice, caring person... lovely human being, full of love toward his few friends and we his family. Fighting a day-to-day battle against a mental illness. Just thinking people like Uematsu thinks he doesn't deserve to live just for a mental illness or whatever reason makes me think who is "sicker" (if that term exists). Sad story. Hope justice is served.

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People need to keep in mind, if the cops and prosecutors can not get a signed confession from a suspect they typically will NOT go to trial. They WILL do everything within their power, including coorce a suspect, to get that confession BUT without it they will drop the case or prosecute a much lower charge that they actually have evidence.

exactly statistics arent really truthful if you dont count all the cases the police prosecutors take on, if they dont count the cases they throw out because they know they wont get a conviction then whats the point.

its like stating my football team had a 100% win rate this season, as long as you dont count the 5 games they lost out of the 20 they played

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Case in point; a couple of years back a foreign guy was arressted for disposing a body improperly, the cops figured him for the murder, he claimed she committed suicide, but he ended up with only being convicted of the improper disposal of a corpse. He kept his mouth shut and let the cops try to convict him on the evidence, and there was none!

Thing to remember, keep your mouth shut in police custody, if you are not guilty.

On the other hand, if you ARE guilty, confess as fast as possible and apologize like there is no tomorrow, things will be much easier on you!

I agree, but you contradicted yourself with the last sentence. The example you gave was of a guy who was almost certainly guilty of murder. But he kept his mouth shut and got away with it.

It's a terribly unfair system, but not so different from the plea deals offered in the USA. I can see where an innocent suspect would be tempted to confess, as that may be their best hope of avoiding a long prison sentence.

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I agree, but you contradicted yourself with the last sentence. The example you gave was of a guy who was almost certainly guilty of murder. But he kept his mouth shut and got away with it.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/american-man-gets-18-months-for-dumping-womans-body-in-bay

Sorry there were other stories on different sites, with other information, but I can not find them.

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I am sure he will get off with a suspended sentence

And I'm sure that monkeys will sprout wings and fly.

Both of us are wrong.

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