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Widow indicted for allegedly killing Japanese 'Don Juan'

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While there is a lack of direct evidence, it is believed that the Wakayama District Public Prosecutors Office feels it can establish guilt on the basis of circumstantial evidence.

That sentence leaves me feeling a little uncomfortable.....

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So, murder in the 1st degree for this young bombshell. She'll probably only get 5 years if convicted.

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Some of the responsibility has to go to Don

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Some of the responsibility has to go to Don

Well, he's not talking much right now

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After a long time a case of a " ZSUGAR DADDY MURDER".

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Papakatsu gone wrong

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"Don Juan of Kishu: The Man Who Gave 3 Billion Yen to 4,000 Beautiful Women"

I guess the original title, "The Man Who Had To Pay Women to Have Sex With Him", wasn't as catchy.

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Young widow

You must really mean "Young Killer"

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He was 77. She should of just waited a few years.

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Convicting this woman purely on the basis of circumstantial evidence is worrying.

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He was 77. She should of just waited a few years.

People don't always think with their brains.

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Convicting this woman purely on the basis of circumstantial evidence is worrying.

It is vastly preferable to the police's normal methods of intimidation or psychological probing to get a confession. Circumstantial evidence is still evidence. It's just more work to get a case together, compared to least mendo kusai method, which is a written confession.

I don't understand why this woman is still in the country where the police can get her. She has reportedly said her aim was to go overseas and get a foreign husband. Has there been a holdup in her getting the money?

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But what’s going to happen with all the money left, if there’s some left? She as a widow has obviously taken into calculations the probability of a few years of prison. Prison or not, she’s then still very young, in her twenties or thirties , and a multiple millionaire by killing? Even with 25 years of prison she would be richer in her fifties than anyone of us. Unbelievable. Many are killed for much lower lump sums and cases of course ending much worse also for the killer.

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He was 77. She should of just waited a few years.

“Don” was considering divorcing her, as she would spend most of her time in Tokyo and rarely came home to Wakayama.

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"While there is a lack of direct evidence, it is believed that the Wakayama District Public Prosecutors Office feels it can establish guilt on the basis of circumstantial evidence." Circumstantial evidence does not meet the burden of proof in capital punishment cases; if there is any reasonable doubt at all, the suspect cannot be convicted. The jury must bring in a unanimous verdict in such trials. In normal countries, that is...

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While there is a lack of direct evidence, it is believed that the Wakayama District Public Prosecutors Office feels it can establish guilt on the basis of circumstantial evidence.

I'm sure the J-cops and prosecutors will beat a confession out of her eventually...

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Prosecutors have an uphill battle if all they have is circumstantial evidence.

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It is vastly preferable to the police's normal methods of intimidation or psychological probing to get a confession.

I'm sure they tried that. Doesn't work on porn actresses I guess.

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@Sven Asai,

If I remember correctly, she won't get any of the money he left. According to his will, the money was supposed to be given to the city. His family is fighting the will, saying he didn't write it himself. I could be wrong but thought it was mentioned in a previous article that is no longer available.

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"" to ingest a lethal amount of an illegal stimulant drug in May 2018 only three months into their marriage, with the deliberate intent to kill him.""

Is anyone surprised? lot's of young women and men (gold diggers) practice this evil thinking hopping that someday they will get rich quick.

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With all the money he had, he’s probably got connections. She’s going away for a looooooong time

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The charge was filed faster than I previously expected.

Prosecutors have an uphill battle if all they have is circumstantial evidence.

It appears so. On the other hand prosecutors seem to me very confident in making the case. I reacted a bit when police went directly and without hesitancy by arresting her on suspicion of 1st degree murder despite other possible options such as possession of illegal substance. On the complicated case of this kind, Japanese police usually employ indirect tactics to make possible an extension for detention, to hedge the risk of expiration.

All the same, I only wish the due process further being kept. Frenzy media stories are bit irrelevant and excessive.

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"circumstantial evidence"

It works about 50 to 60% of the times, in this case I think it is properly used.

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I personally believe she is guilty, but I still do not see how all this circumstancial evidence proves that without doubt. And I think it is preferable to have system where some guilty people go free rather than one where innocent people are convicted. (Alan Dershowitz explained very much the same in better words than I could.)

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noriahojanen

Frenzy media stories are bit irrelevant and excessive.

You can say that again. But the combination of his Don Juan bragging and her porn movies are just irresistable I guess.

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Porn movies? Didn't know she was in any! This is getting saucier by the minute.

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The indictment allows her to get the Ghosn treatment of sequential arrests totaling months of pretrial confinement, while a special team of Police squeeze a confession out of her. Because of her alleged attempts to head overseas and her wealth, she will have her bail denied. And the Taylors aren't around to smuggle her out of the country.

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The prosecutors jumped on this case quickly to prevent her from leaving the country. They know she has access to money and by stalling this gives them time to work on her case. They can release her after a number of days and then bring her back in again to start the process over and over. A dead man can not talk but evidence is always left and found.

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Tora

Porn movies? Didn't know she was in any! This is getting saucier by the minute.

Google for "朝までハシゴ酒" and you can see as much of her as you want.

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She will definitely get away with this based on the fact that the cops only have circumstantial evidence. She's doing the right thing by denying everything and keeping quiet. As long as she doesn't crack on the witness stand when they cross-examine her, she'll be walking out of there a rich woman.

Side note: I found out through another news website that she was an AV actress.

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There is no way for the prosecution to prove that he did not voluntarily take these drugs in order to enhance his sexual performance. The grieving widow can assert that she was following his instructions and was forced to comply.

The deceased was a notorious womanizer and boasted as being one, just because the defendant was coerced into making some porno flicks does not make her a killer.

If the prosecutors are as capable as the people who distribute vaccines, she will soon be free!

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Can you stop referring him as Don Juan already? Every time this news comes up you have to throw in his backstory. The man has a name.

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Porn star you say? One might almost remark that she has a body to die for…

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Because she was his wife she should be entitled to half of his will. He obviously had a lot of land so she should be entitled to half of that. It's easy for her lawyers to explain that the town has interests in her being guilty. I'm sure their insurance companies who don't want to pay compensation to her. Opinions that would normally carry a lot of weight mean nothing. She should sue them for slander and damaging her reputation.

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Bungle

Porn star you say? One might almost remark that she has a body to die for…

Well, sort of a suitable ending for a Don Juan, isnt it.

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