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35-year-old man arrested over murder of teenage girl in 2004

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The statue of limitations for murder was 25 years, again you can check that.

Actually the law was 15 years, and extended to 25, but only for murders committed after the law passed

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When and why did they abolish it...

Here is the official document from April 2010:

http://www.ndl.go.jp/jp/diet/publication/issue/pdf/0679.pdf

The reasons they abolished include (1) increasing public support for abolishing such limitation for serious crimes and (2) advancement of DNA testing.

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It seems quite crazy to have such a statute at all, but then imagine a murderer living 28 years as a proper citizen and having a family of 3 generations, only to get found out on the 29th year, and what is everyone going to do? I'd rather respectfully shut down than try to do well and just in such a situation.

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Why did it take 14 years to do basic investigative work?

You obviously know nothing about "basic investigative work".

As you can see by the article, his DNA and fingerprints were ran against previous crimes and it came up as a match to the 2004 killing.

Since it came to a match, one can deduce that "basic investigative work" was done back in 2004, fingerprints were collected, and other DNA evidence was collected, if it has not been, it wouldn't have been in the database to match in the first place.

The guy's information was not not recorded to him because he never captured of a crime for his information to be entered as tied to him.

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“From another recent crime which is not stated they matched his DNA.”

Just saw this on the news, but was a bit distracted and may have the details slightly off. Apparently he has been a good employee at a construction-related company for more than ten years. But recently got into a fight with someone at work. His fingerprints were taken when he was questioned in connection to that and the match discovered, then a DNA test was done and that matched too. And he’s admitted the murder.

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Why did it take 14 years to do basic investigative work?

Because they didn't know who he was. They had facial composite based on a description given to them by the murdered teen's sister, the shoe type based on footprints left at the scene, and reports of a motorcycle seen passing near the house at that time.

From another recent crime which is not stated they matched his DNA. Happens in many other countries too.

Daniel Naumoff

When and why did they abolish it, zichi?

I think it was in 2010 but you can check that. The statue of limitations for murder was 25 years, again you can check that. A few managed to avoid being caught and so it was abolished. For crimes leading to life imprison the statue of limitations was increased to 30 years. Again check that.

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Why did it take 14 years to do basic investigative work?

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When and why did they abolish it, zichi?

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I remember this case. Very glad to hear they have a suspect. Wonder if he has been law abiding all these years until the incident that cracked the murder case?

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gotcha! great news for the victims family, DNA too. So the killer was 21 year old when he murdered the girl.

The Statue of Limitations for murder was abolished.

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