A Tokyo court has sentenced Takahiro Shiraishi, known as the ‘Twitter killer’ in Japan, to death. The court ruled that the sentence was appropriate for a man who had ruthlessly killed nine people, including a woman. Takahiro, 30, pleaded guilty. Via Twitter ..
A Tokyo court has sentenced Takahiro Shiraishi, known as the ‘Twitter killer’ in Japan, to death. The court ruled that the sentence was appropriate for a man who had ruthlessly killed nine people, including a woman. Takahiro, 30, pleaded guilty. He introduced himself through Twitter, or targeted people he knew and ended up with them. Takahiro was convicted of atrocities such as carving their faces and ‘saving’ body parts in boxes. Itagadu targeted people between the ages of 15 and 26. Takahiro’s lawyer told the court that his client ended up committing suicide with their consent, so he should be jailed. But the court did not accept this argument. The judge said it was clear from the records that none of the victims had expressed their consent, at least in silence.
The judge commented that the end of the lives of many young people was the worst. Although there were only a few seats for the public in the court where his case was to be heard, 435 people turned up to hear the court ruling. Takahiro is convinced that he will help those who commit suicide and that he will commit suicide if necessary! He was arrested by police in 2017. Police in riot gear stormed a house on the outskirts of Tokyo on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. They found nine torsos with body parts and heads separated. They could not believe their eyes when they saw these in three cooler boxes, 5 containers. Takahiro, who calls himself an ‘executioner’, used to bring them to his apartment and kill them.
Japan is also one of the richest countries to impose the death penalty on criminals. Public support for this is also high. A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for killing four family members in December last year. The Twitter killer will be hanged after the Japanese justice minister signs the court’s death sentence.