Investigators inspect the area where test takers were stabbed in January 2022 in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
He was 17 years old and a second-year high school student in Nagoya when he was charged with attempted murder and other crimes for stabbing three people, including students taking the Common University Admissions Test, in January last year in Tokyo Daimae, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. In the jury trial of the 19-year-old man, the Tokyo District Court (President Yoshihisa Nakao) sentenced him to prison on the 17th, stating that he “attacked defenseless victims indiscriminately, posed a high risk of harm to their lives, and was extremely vicious.” He handed down an indefinite sentence of 6 years to 10 years (required imprisonment of 7 years to 12 years). (Nakasangake)
Presiding Judge Nakao pointed out in his ruling that the man had applied to the third-class science course at the University of Tokyo, but became desperate due to poor grades and thought that he could kill himself by killing many people indiscriminately. He stabbed three people who were passing by from behind with a kitchen knife, and accused the suspect of “involving unrelated people in order to commit suicide, showing a serious disregard for human life.”
During the trial, the man admitted to the charges and apologized, and the defense had asked for protective measures, such as sending him to a juvenile detention center, rather than punishment. However, the ruling stated, “Although the defendant expresses remorse, he has not yet considered the feelings of the victim or deeply considered his own problems, and it is difficult to achieve sufficient improvement or correction through protective measures.” Punishment It is hard to say that it is more effective in rehabilitation than in other cases.”
According to the ruling, on the morning of January 15 last year, on the street in front of the University of Tokyo, the man stabbed a man and woman who were in their third year of high school at the time and a man in his 70s who was passing by, resulting in injuries that lasted approximately two weeks to three months. was inflicted. He threw lighted fire starters and other objects on the train he boarded to go to the scene and inside the station.