Suspect flip-flops on email threats

National / Crime & Legal May 20, 2014

Suspect flip-flops on email threats

by Tomohiro Osaki

A computer expert on trial for sending violent threats from other people’s hacked computers has admitted he’s guilty, calling himself “a psychopath” in a surprise confession, his lawyer says, potentially ending a case that had earlier seen police arrest the wrong suspects.

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