HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) Lawyers for a 28-year-old man who is appealing his death sentence over the 1999 murder of a woman and her baby daughter in Yamaguchi Prefecture are seeking to stop publication of a book that uses his name even though he was a minor at the time of the slayings.

The lawyers said Tuesday they filed an injunction with the Hiroshima District Court on Monday to halt publication of the book, whose title includes the defendant’s name. The book was written by Michiko Masuda, a 28-year-old university official who interviewed the defendant and his former classmates for the book.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.