'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for 9 murders


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This maniac does not deserve the privelege of being kept alive.

6 ( +14 / -8 )

The death penalty is too kind for this guy but thank goodness there's no suspended sentence nor delayed justice here. One less murderer to deal with.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

A slow painful death would be more appropriate for this psychopath but the noose will do.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Great to hear! Always nice to see trash taken care of appropriately!

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Death is an escape from punishment.

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Do the hustle Today 04:59 pm JST

Death is an escape from punishment.


But I think we can feel assured that he will indeed linger on death row for many, many years. It took 20 years to execute Shoko Asahara; let's hope it takes about that long for this guy's sentence to be carried out.

I would like him to have plenty of time to think about it, and if he is capable, to feel remorse.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Good, don't leave it too long to take out this piece of trash.

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Presiding Judge Naokuni Yano ruled that the none of the eight women consented to being killed

Oh, here's a bombshell that could flip the entire trail...

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Oh, here's a bombshell that could flip the entire trail...

My thoughts exactly. Surely the social media evidence would suggest quite the opposite. This is a messed up guy, but if they consented then it is a whole different case, regardless of the sicko dismembering.

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The guy looking for his sister certainly didn’t consent.

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I'm glad he was caught. As much as I think the Japanese Police are incompetent, they at least followed up on the missing person cases and spent some investigative resources examining the social media accounts of the young women. I just wish they could have done it faster so several lives might have been saved.

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he will sit on death row for 10 years, and be killed the same day he is notified 'today's the day'. true story. some have argued the system is unjust. seems ok in this case.

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Good riddance!

I hope that his visit to the hangman is sooner rather than later!!

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Though I think the verdict is right, it should also be noted that Shiraishi has asked for a death sentence. Even he was sabotaging the defense strategy of own lawyer. The verdict fulfils his request.

Odd it may sound, but there exist "suicidal criminals" who try to exploit state penal systems. The Shiraishi case reminds me of another mass killings of school children by a guy who also demanded a death penalty and even fast-tracked its implementation.

He got found guilty and executed, far ahead of ordinary procedural time-table. Unfortunately it ended up meeting all his will without apology/atonement. I'm not sure whether and how the sense of closure is attained.

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It may be difficult for some folks to get their head around the psyche of a killer who longs to be executed, but a death wish like the one Shiraishi seems to cherish has been seen in Japan before as in that terribly cruel slaughter of schoolchildren the previous poster mentions.

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It's pathetic that people line up to watch something like the guy's sentencing. I'll bet they'd never line up to watch him hang. Voyeurism at it's worst - worse, in my opinion, than the pervs who take photos up girls' skirts.

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Death is not his punishment but his wish as he said he would not appeal the sentence.

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According to U.S. worldwide: Yahoo news:

"Japan’s suicide rate ranks among the world’s highest. Following a recent decline, the number has climbed back this year as people were hit by the effects of the pandemic."

"Japan's crime rate is relatively low, but it has experienced some recent high-profile killings. In July 2016, a former employee of a home for the disabled allegedly killed 19 residents and injured more than 20 others."

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" the effects of the pandemic"

that's scary...

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State murder is just as wrong as this individual’s appalling acts. Good that he has been caught and found guilty but in his case execution is a reward not a punishment. Life imprisonment would be better.

I noticed at the end of the BBC report on this case they provided a link an d phone number for anyone feeling suicidal to get help, there Wes even a link for anyone in Japan to get help. Strange that Japan Today has provided nothing whatsoever?

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Yup. Let him swing.

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The death penalty needs to be abolished in Japan.

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Wether you like the death penalty or disagree with it, the fact of the matter this loon is off the streets, also it gives the victims relatives some sort of closure.

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Absolutely abhorrent! To prey on emotionally distraught people at their most vulnerable...And then to butcher them and keep their remains. How could anyone argue he was doing something they consented to? I don’t recall Jack Kevorkian keeping the dismembered body parts of the people he killed.

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Let him live, in the . Japanese criminal system, killing him is an easy way out. I’m paying for so many useless things for this I’m happy to pay living his life in hell.

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Let him live, in the . Japanese criminal system, killing him is an easy way out. I’m paying for so many useless things for this I’m happy to pay living his life in hell.

I thought compared to other prison systems in neighouring countries, Japans system is not hell at all.

How about subcontracting his imprisonment to North Korea?

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