Tokaido Shinkansen in-car killing case First trial in November 25 September 18:01
In June last year, the first trial of a 23-year-old man who was accused of murder was killed in a car on the Tokaido Shinkansen that was running in Kanagawa Prefecture with a knife. Will be held at the Odawara branch of the Yokohama District Court.
Defendant Ichiro Kojima (23), whose address was undefined, was cut by the passengers of three men and women on the Tokaido Shinkansen that traveled between Shin-Yokohama Station and Odawara Station in June last year. He murdered Kotaro Umeda (38), a company employee in the city, and was accused of murder and attempted murder for injuring two women.
The prosecution with the court before the judge trial, and the defense proceeded with the procedure to narrow down the issues, the first trial was decided and it was decided to be held at the Odawara branch of the Yokohama District Court on November 28.
According to investigators, Defendant Kojima stated that the police investigation after being arrested stated that `` everyone had been willing to kill people, and that everyone was good '', Odawara branch of the Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office As a result of a psychiatric examination by an expert, he was charged with determining that he was liable for criminal responsibility.
According to the court, the verdict will be handed down on December 18th.