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KyoAni arson attack suspect appears in court on a stretcher

The suspect, aged 42, who suffered severe burns all over his body during the attack, was carried into the courtroom on a stretcher.

Translated From Jiji 

Content has been altered to withhold the name of the suspect

June 9 2020

KYOTO -The suspect in last year’s deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation Co. appeared at Kyoto District Court on Tuesday to hear the reason for his detention.

The suspect, aged 42, who suffered severe burns all over his body during the attack, was carried into the courtroom on a stretcher.

The suspect answered questions from judge Nami Ukai, confirming his name and saying and “I am unemployed.” The suspect did not make any further statement or opinion.

The suspect was arrested May 27 on suspicion of setting ablaze the No. 1 studio of the popular anime house, known as KyoAni, in the western Japan city of Kyoto in July last year, killing 36 people there.

The suspect responded to police questioning on a stretcher and can only eat with the aid of a helper. The suspect is detained in the Osaka Detention House with a medical facility in the western city of Osaka.

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