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Man gets 17 years in prison for killing ex-girlfriend

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The Saitama District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 36-year-old man to 17 years in prison for killing his 23-year-old former girlfriend last September.

According to the ruling, Yoshito Mizumoto, a company employee and resident of Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, stabbed Satomi Ishizawa in the neck with a kitchen knife at around 9 a.m. on Sept 30, 2020, as she was on her way to work in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported. Ishizawa, who lived in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, was taken to hospital in a state of cardiac arrest but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Mizumoto, who remained near his car at the scene of the crime, and the victim had previously been in a relationship from September 2019 until July 2020. Prosecutors said there had been trouble between them but Mizumoto had been pestering Ishizawa to get back together with him.

The presiding judge told Mizumoto that with one savage act, he had stolen his victim’s future.

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Completely insufficient sentence, justice has not been served. No way he should ever see another day outside of prison.

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Does not make sense. 17 years does not get justice. Eighty (“80”) years to one hundred (“100”) years in solitary confinement with no chance of parole or alternatively the death penalty such as the firing squad or being crucified would be the right consequence. We need to discontinue feeling sorry for the criminals and lobby for the victims. Forget the criminals’ rights how about the victims’ rights??? This man should not have any rights as he is just garbage. I am sure my post is going to be removed because too many feel sorry for the criminal and could care less about the victim.

15 ( +18 / -3 )

@baroque1888

I totally agree with you.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

@baroque1888

I get what you're saying. But from what I've heard and read, it's not going to be an easy 17 years.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

INTELLIGENCE: So her life was worth 17 years in prison? Whoever made the decision to give this man only 17 years in prison for taking the life of another, should go to prison for 17 years as well. This is a dereliction of duty. I am not the judge, however to hand down a verdict of only 17 years is a tragic decision at best.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

"Hang 'em High"

5 ( +9 / -4 )

stabbed .... in the neck with a kitchen knife

.......36-year-old man to 17 years in prison.....

The presiding judge told Mizumoto that with one savage act, he had stolen his victim’s future.

Seriously, I don't get our justice system. On the one hand, such brutal and coward act is worth only 17 years. After 17 years, he will be released. That's a joke. Only 17 years. For christs sake, he stabbed her in her neck!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Maybe it is also time to change the justice system so it resembles that of Mainland China and North Korea thereby creating a better justice system for the victims.

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@baroque 1888

What on earth are you talking about?

“Maybe it is also time to change the justice system so it resembles that of Mainland China and North Korea thereby creating a better justice system for the victims.”

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

He got off lucky and can resume his life in seventeen years or less. She gets no such opportunity and should have gotten at least double as this was premeditated murder. He didn't steal her future; he took her life. Big effin difference.

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The Saitama District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 36-year-old man to 17 years in prison for killing his 23-year-old former girlfriend last September.

Bro, if you aren't the pinacle of a selfish man-child, I don't know what else is. She probably wanted to break it off because she was young and wanted to be free from the burdens of relationships. (we've all been there) and you killed her for wanting to live while young? Off to the rat infested prison in a sewer with you.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

hnag him.better.final solution.guarantee for public that he will not repeat same thing again.

no mercy.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Assuming he is guilty, I cannot understand his behavior, nor do I want to.

There is a saying about not judging a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes, but there are some things I do not want to understand. Justifying the murder of one's boyfriend or girlfriend because they have hurt one's pride requires a twisted worldview that I thankfully do not share.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Capital Punishment works in many countries, I do believe that in this case it applies.

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The presiding Judge " You have stolen your victims future ...17 years "

Really ?!

I wish I were the Judge..

"You have stolen your victims future, now I am going to steal yours ..life in prison " !

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I am honestly shocked that they gave him this much time considering most cases where people kill their children, they only seem to get a few years. I agree with you all that he should have gotten more time.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Seems the idea of giving people the chance to reform is gone in the age of cancel culture. Make a mistake? You deserve to suffer for all eternity for it.

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