Disability Japan Sagamihara

Sagamihara killer’s defense team to apply to appeal death sentence

The defense team acting on behalf of a former care home employee, Satoshi Uematsu (30), who was sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people and injuring 24 others at a care home in Sagamihara City, applied to appeal the sentence on Wednesday 25th March.

Written with extracts translated from JIJI

March 27th 2020

The defense team acting on behalf of a former care home employee, Satoshi Uematsu (30), who was sentenced to death for killing 19 disabled people and injuring 24 others at a care home in Sagamihara City, applied to appeal the sentence on Wednesday 25th March.

Satoshi Uematsu, aged 30, was found guilty on March 16 and sentenced to death. The deadline to appeal the sentence is March 30.

Uematsu himself had previously indicated that he would not appeal the sentence.

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