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 ...

Jul 8, 2016

Indefinite prison term sought for babysitter over boy's death

Prosecutors on Friday demanded an indefinite prison term for a former male babysitter accused of murdering a 2-year-old boy in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, in March 2014. During closing statements, prosecutors told Yokoyama District Court that the defendant, Yuji Motte, 28, had a strong intent ...

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

May 14, 2016

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, ...

Mar 14, 2016

Second killer of Kawasaki boy gets prison term

The Yokohama District Court on Monday sentenced an 18-year-old boy to between four and six and a half years in prison for his part in the death of a younger boy on a riverbank in Kawasaki last year. The ruling said the boy repeatedly ...