A Peruvian man was sentenced to death Friday for murdering six people including two girls in their homes in Saitama Prefecture in 2015.

The Saitama District Court handed Vayron Jonathan Nakada Ludena, 32, capital punishment after concluding he was mentally fit enough to be held liable for his crimes.

His defense counsel, which had argued he had schizophrenia and was not mentally competent to be held responsible for his conduct, appealed the ruling.