• Kyodo


A 30-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for stabbing a police officer to death and making off with his service revolver in Aomori Prefecture last year.

In handing down the ruling on former construction worker Tomoaki Matsuda, presiding Judge Akiyoshi Yamauchi of the Aomori District Court said, “The crime of stabbing (the officer in the) chest, stomach and other places with a survival knife was cruel and outrageous.”

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