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Police close case on attack on sociologist Miyadai; no motive found

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 referring the case of the deceased suspect to prosecutors without determining a motive.

Do they still have 99% conviction rate in case, suspect deceased?

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/carlos-ghosn-and-japans-99-conviction-rate/

Gladly no innocent being falsely charged for this, case closed

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/c05401/order-in-the-court-explaining-japan%E2%80%99s-99-9-conviction-rate.html

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Japanese police?? What a joke! Lucky if they can tie their own shoelaces let alone find the motive for this attack!

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Do they still have 99% conviction rate in case, suspect deceased?

He isn’t going to put up much of a defence.

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Do they still have 99% conviction rate in case, suspect deceased?

Are you aware that the US federal courts also have a similar conviction rate? The case can be made that it is even worse than Japan, because the vast majority of cases are "won" through plea bargains in which a suspect is threatened with a draconian prison sentence if they dare to claim innocence in court. Certainly, the per-capita prison population in the US is a damning statistic. As your link noted, prosecutors in Japan drop cases where a conviction does not look assured.

Seems a waste of time to prosecute a dead man, but this sort of bureaucratic crossing T's and dotting I's is typical here,

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Commanteer is correct, the Police always have to tie up the case and send it to the Prosecutors, regardless of whether the suspect is deceased. The purpose is to rule out other suspects.

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