A Japanese man has been sentenced to loss of life for brutally stabbing 19 residents of a disabled house in 2016.
Satoshi Uematsu, 30, was convicted of the heinous crime and was sentenced to hold by a Yokohama District Court docket on Monday, CNN and the Related Press reported.
The killings befell on July 26, 2016 after Uematsu, a former worker on the Yamayuri-en residential middle in Tokyo, drove to the care facility armed with a variety of knives, BBC reported.
Uematsu pressured entry into the middle by breaking a window, BBC reported. As soon as inside, Uematsu started attacking residents whereas they had been asleep of their rooms.
Uematsu killed 9 males and 10 girls. They ranged in age from 18 to 70, CNN reported. He additionally injured 26 folks.
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Shortly after the assault, Uematsu surrendered to police.
Throughout his trial, Uematsu’s authorized group pleaded not responsible, claiming he suffered from psychological sickness and abused medication like marijuana, BBC reported.
Nevertheless, there was no marijuana present in his system after the stabbings.
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Uematsu, who confirmed no regret all through the trial, additionally hinted at desirous to commit the crime simply months earlier than, telling Japan’s parliament in a letter that he would kill 470 disabled folks if approved, BBC reported.
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“I would like Japan to be a rustic the place the disabled could be euthanized,” Uematsu mentioned, BBC reported.
Uematsu’s killing spree was one in every of Japan’s deadliest because the finish of World Struggle II.