Man gets 2 years in prison for assaulting 17-year-old boy who asked him to stop smoking on train

電車内で喫煙注意され高校生暴行の男に懲役2年実刑判決 宇都宮地裁栃木支部

Japan Today -- Jul 20
The Utsunomiya District Court in Tochigi Prefecture on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old man to two years in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a 17-year-old boy who asked him to stop smoking on a train.

According to the court ruling, the incident occurred aboard a train operating between Suzumenomiya and Jichi Medical University stations on the JR Utsunomiya Line at around noon on Jan 23, Kyodo News reported. The defendant, Kazuma Miyamoto, a restaurant employee, was smoking an e-cigarette. The boy, a high school student, approached Miyamoto and asked him to stop smoking.

At the time, the boy was with four classmates. After he asked Miyamoto to stop smoking, Miyamoto stood toe to toe with the boy who pushed him back. Miyamoto then started punching and kicking the boy while his classmates tried to break them apart.

When the train arrived at Jichi Medical University Station, Miyamoto starting hitting the boy again once they were on the platform. The boy sustained serious injuries, including a fracture to his right cheek.

Jul 20 (ANNnewsCH) - 栃木県のJRの電車内で、喫煙を注意してきた男子高校生を暴行したなどの罪に問われた男に宇都宮地裁栃木支部は、懲役2年の実刑判決を言い渡しました。  ...continue reading

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