Ex-PM Abe shooter faces additional charges of making gun, damaging building

Kyodo -- Feb 13
Police on Monday referred a man, indicted for murdering former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to prosecutors for allegedly making a gun and damaging a building by test-firing it, according to investigative sources.

The additional allegations against 42-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami are expected to cap police investigations into the deadly incident last July that shook the entire nation and the events that led up to it while its aftershocks continue reverberating.

Yamagami is believed to have test-fired a weapon at a facility in Nara connected to the Unification Church on July 7, a day before the fatal shooting, in addition to making handguns and gunpowder without authorization, they said. ...continue reading

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