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Japan: Halloween ‘Joker’ attacker rewarded with 23 years of jail for practice stabbing

Tokyo [Japan], August 1 (ANI): A person, who attacked passengers on a crowded Tokyo practice on Halloween night time in 2021 whereas dressed as a Joker, was given a 23-year jail time period on Monday, reported Kyodo News.

The Tachikawa department of the Tokyo District Court decided that Kyota Hattori (26) stabbed an aged man within the chest with a knife and in addition tried to kill 10 different passengers on a Keio Line practice at 8 pm on October 31, 2021, by spreading lighter fluid round and lighting it, as per Kyodo News.

Kyodo News is a Japan-based main news company which publishes news from Japan and different elements of the world.

The tried arson homicide of 12 passengers was alleged by the prosecution, who sought a sentence of 25 years in jail.

President Judge Yu Takeshita stated in handing down the ruling,”There remains a reasonable doubt that (the two) were at a place where their lives may have been in danger.”Hattori and his defence workforce acknowledged stabbing somebody and beginning a fireplace, however they disputed the variety of passengers in peril.

His declared intention was to kill randomly, in accordance with the prosecution, they usually claimed that “his motive was extremely selfish and deserving of strong condemnation.”According to the report, the person who had been stabbed was briefly in severe situation and wanted look after his wound for round three months, in accordance with Kyodo News.

Hattori stated all through the trial that he needed to commit a killing spree with a view to be executed since he believed his life to be ineffective.

He stated {that a} related random knife assault on an Odakyu Electric Railway commuter practice in August of the identical 12 months, wherein a man stabbed three passengers, served as motivation for his conduct.

On July 14, the assailant was sentenced to 19 years in jail, Kyodo News reported. (ANI)