National Jul 12, 2008

Shimonoseki mass killer's death penalty stands

The Supreme Court turned down an appeal Friday by a 44-year-old man who had been sentenced to death for a vehicle and stabbing rampage in 1999 at a train station in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, that killed five people and left 10 others wounded. The top ...

JR West not liable for Shimonoseki Station rampage

National Mar 14, 2006

JR West not liable for Shimonoseki Station rampage

The Hiroshima High Court on Monday raised the amount of damages to be paid by a man sentenced to death for murdering five people and injuring 10 others in a 1999 rampage at JR Shimonoseki Station in Yamaguchi Prefecture, but following a lower court ...

National Jun 29, 2005

Death penalty stands for man in 1999 train station rampage

The Hiroshima High Court upheld the death penalty Tuesday for a 41-year-old man who killed five people and injured 10 others when he plowed a car into a train station in 1999 and stabbed commuters. Presiding Judge Toshikazu Obuchi determined Yasuaki Uwabe was mentally competent ...