Skip to comments.Japan - Gangster sentenced to death over fatal shooting of Nagasaki mayor
Posted on 05/26/2008 12:21:39 AM PDT by HAL9000
A 60-year-old gangster was sentenced to death Monday for fatally shooting Nagasaki Mayor Itcho Ito during his election campaign in April last year.
Tetsuya Shiroo shot Ito, 61, twice with a pistol on the evening of April 17 near the mayor's election campaign office in front of JR Nagasaki station, according to prosecutors' closing argument at the Nagasaki District Court. Ito died six and a half hours later in hospital.
The crime ''was extremely outrageous and heinous,'' Presiding Judge Yoshimichi Matsuo said. ''It infringed people's right to vote and destabilized democracy from its roots.''
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[Europe] how uncivilized [/Europe]
Good to see they use capital pinishment
And they don’t announce when the execution is going to take place they just tell the family to make arrangements to come and pick up the body.
“Tetsuya Shiroo shot Ito, 61, twice with a pistol on the evening of April 17”
Japan severely restricts firearm ownership; therefore, this story must be bogus.
quick trial too...sheesh....the Japanese truly do a lot of
things well! Building cars, electronics and quick dispatches of assasins...all hail Japan!