Nov 3, 2016

Killer of two women gets life sentence in Nagoya

The Nagoya District Court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a woman in 2011 and causing his girlfriend’s death in 2009. Keiji Hayashi, 44, was convicted Wednesday of strangling restaurant worker Madoka Morioka, 27, before abandoning her body in a ...

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

Nov 3, 2016

Indonesian women killed in Hong Kong are forgotten at home

The Hong Kong trial of a British stock trader who murdered two Indonesian women and horrifically tortured one of them, recording the three-day ordeal on his phone, has barely registered in the victims’ home country, let alone elicited shock or sympathy. Poor and vulnerable, ...

Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

Oct 27, 2016

Indonesian handed 20 years in 'poisoned coffee' murder

An Indonesian woman was jailed for 20 years Thursday for murdering a friend from an Australian college with poisoned coffee in a “sadistic” fashion, capping a sensational trial that has gripped the country. Jessica Kumala Wongso, 28, who is also an Australian permanent resident, ...

Oct 9, 2016

Man with ax and chain saw kills one in Belarus shopping center

Belarusian police say a teenager attacked two girls in a shopping center in the capital of Minsk with a chain saw and an ax, killing one of them. Police spokesman Alexander Barsukov said the 17-year-old suspect from Belarus was arrested but so far had ...

Oct 4, 2016

Trial over death of Japanese woman in Vancouver postponed

A man arrested in connection with the death of a Japanese woman in Vancouver last month appeared in court Monday, but procedures were postponed as he has not yet selected a lawyer. William Schneider, 48, was seen walking with Natsumi Kogawa on a surveillance ...

Oct 3, 2016

Man gets life for murdering 10-year-old girl in Fukuoka

A construction worker was sentenced Monday to life in prison for murdering a 10-year-old girl last year. Toshiyuki Uchima, 47, was convicted in a lay judge trial at the Kokura branch of the Fukuoka District Court of strangling the girl in an assault for ...