By Barrier Free Japan
February 9 2023
Kyoto District Court on Tuesday sentenced former doctor Naoki Yamamoto, 45, to 13 years in prison for killing his father in 2011, against 20 years sought by the prosecution.
According to the verdict, Yamamoto conspired with his mother, 78, and fellow doctor Yoshikazu Okubo, 44, to kill his father, Yasushi, then 77, by unknown means in a Tokyo apartment in March 2011.
Yamamoto had previously been arrested and charged by the Kyoto District Public Prosecutors Office on Thursday August 13th 2020 for allegedly killing Yuri Hayashi, a woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an intractable disease, at the victim’s request.
Episode Notes: https://barrierfreejapan.com/2023/02/08/kyoto-district-court-sentences-doctor-accused-of-euthanizing-als-patient-to-13-years-for-killing-father/
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