Japan’s “Twitter Killer” Sentenced To Die Over Serial Murders

Flowers and drinks are seen on Nov. 20, 2017 on a street near the apartment complex in Zama, near Tokyo, where nine dismembered bodies were found in late October at the home of suspect Takahiro Shiraishi. (Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) — A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a man dubbed Japan’s “Twitter killer” to death for the 2017 serial murders of nine people who posted suicidal thoughts on social media.

Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was found guilty in the high-profile case by the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court of murdering, dismembering and storing the bodies of the nine in his apartment near Tokyo.

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