By Barrier Free Japan with extracts translated from NHK
February 6th 2020
On February 6th the families of the victims continued their questioning of the defendant.
When Uematsu was asked, “What do you think about your parents if you were killed?”, he answered, “I think they would be sad.”
Uematsu sometimes stopped answering questions from a lawyer, wiping his sweat with a handkerchief.
After the court session ended, Takeshi Ono, the father of the victim Kazuya Ono, said in an interview, “I was able to hear a little about his parents, the words of the defendant were incoherent, and I felt that he did not answer bereaved’s lawyers properly. ”
Takeshi Ono continued, “I don’t think you can truly understand the defendant unless you know his background from childhood to the present.”
The trial began on January 8th and is set to conclude on March 16th.