• Kyodo


The Nagoya High Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court conviction of a 39-year-old man from Gifu Prefecture charged with murdering his 60-year-old mother.

In handing down the not-guilty verdict, Presiding Judge Nobuaki Horiuchi said, “At the time of the crime, the accused was in a state of criminal insanity due to schizophrenia and was not responsible for his actions.”

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