A man who was arrested for attempted murder after steering his car onto a pavement and hitting 14 pedestrians in Nagoya in February 2014, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The Nagoya District Court handed down the sentence Wednesday on Ryota Onoki, 31.
Prosecutors said the incident occurred mid-afternoon close to the city's central station and the driver was caught on the spot. Fourteen pedestrians were injured.
Onoki, who was unemployed, pleaded guilty and said he had tried to kill as many people as he could with his car.© Japan Today