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Japan court sentences man to death for murder of 19 at care home

By AFP

Monday March 16, 2020

 

A court in Japan on Monday sentenced a man to the death penalty for the murder of 19 people in a stabbing attack at a care home for disabled people.

Satoshi Uematsu had not denied his involvement in the grisly 2016 rampage, one of the country's worst mass killings, but his lawyers had entered a "not guilty" plea, arguing he was suffering a "mental disorder" linked to drug use.