• Kyodo News


Prosecutors demanded the death penalty Monday for a Tokyo man on trial for murdering his 23-year-old neighbor and mutilating and dumping her corpse.

“It was a brutal crime, and there is no possibility that the defendant can be rehabilitated,” they said in a statement to the Tokyo District Court. Takanori Hoshijima “must pay for his crime with his life.”

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