Tokyo court orders retrial of 1966 quadruple murder case

Kyodo -- Mar 13

A Tokyo court ordered Monday that the case against a former professional boxer, who was sentenced to death over a 1966 quadruple murder case in Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan, be retried.

The Tokyo High Court approved the reopening of the case against Iwao Hakamata, 87, who was freed in 2014 after spending nearly half a century on death row. His sentence was finalized in 1980 although he pleaded innocent at trial. ...continue reading

Mar 13 (ANNnewsCH) - いわゆる「袴田事件」について再審=裁判のやり直しを求めた裁判で、東京高裁は13日午後、再審の開始を認める決定をしました。  ...continue reading