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Appeal against death sentence dropped in Sagamihara Massacre case, death penalty to be finalized at midnight on March 31

Uematsu's lawyer had appealed the ruling to the Tokyo High Court on March 27, but according to the court, Uematsu withdrew the appeal on March 30.

Written with extracts translated from NHK

March 30th 2020

Satoshi Uematsu, a former employee sentenced to death on charges of killing 19 residents at a facility for the intellectually disabled in Sagamihara City, withdrew his lawyer’s appeal on March 30.

Uematsu’s lawyer had appealed the ruling to the Tokyo High Court on March 27, but according to the court, Uematsu withdrew the appeal on March 30.

As a result, Uematsu’s death penalty will be finalized at midnight on March 31st, the deadline for an appeal.

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