• Kyodo


The Kawasaki branch of the Yokohama District Court sentenced a Chinese man to death Monday for a 1999 robbery-murder in which three Chinese were stabbed to death and three others were injured.

Presiding Judge Kiyoshi Habuchi handed down the death sentence to Chen Detong, 33, who lived with the six victims in a Kawasaki apartment at the time of the May 1999 murders. He was found guilty of murder and causing injury, and of robbing the victims of 53,000 yen in cash and valuables.

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