• Kyodo


Prosecutors have sought the death penalty for a 25-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a man to death with a dagger and injured his three children at their home in Osaka Prefecture in 2016.

During the trial at the Osaka District Court on Thursday, the prosecutors said Yuma Kobayashi aimed to kill the entire family, with whom he was unacquainted, while they slept. Defense lawyers have argued he is mentally incompetent and cannot be held criminally responsible for the attack.

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