Japan executes man over 2008 Akihabara stabbing rampage

秋葉原無差別殺傷事件 加藤智大死刑囚の死刑執行 法務省

deccanherald.com -- Jul 26
Japan on Tuesday executed a man convicted of killing seven people in a stabbing rampage in Tokyo's popular Akihabara electronics district in 2008, local media reported.

The Justice Ministry declined to immediately confirm reports on national broadcaster NHK and other outlets that Tomohiro Kato had been executed over the attack, which began with him driving a truck into a crowd.

Kato went on the stabbing spree on June 8, 2008, telling police: "I came to Akihabara to kill people. It didn't matter who I'd kill."

He was arrested on the spot shortly after the attacks, in which he rammed a rented two-tonne truck into a crowd of pedestrians before getting out and randomly stabbing people.

Police said he documented his deadly journey to Akihabara on Internet bulletin boards, typing messages on a mobile phone from behind the wheel of the truck and complaining of his unstable job and his loneliness. ...continue reading

Jul 26 (ANNnewsCH) - 法務省は26日朝、東京・秋葉原の無差別殺傷事件で死刑が確定した加藤智大死刑囚の死刑を執行しました。  ...continue reading

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