Report of denial of killing in the Koto Hospital case 16 years ago Shiga Higashi-Omi November 7, 13:26

Sixteen years ago, a police officer told me that a former nurse assistant who was accused of murdering a patient at a hospital in Higashi-Omi City, Shiga Prefecture, tried a retrial. I found out that I was making an investigation report. Prosecutors have not revealed in the previous trials the existence of this report, which contained content denying killings.

Mika Nishiyama (39), who was a nursing assistant at the Koto Memorial Hospital in Higashi-Omi City, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the death of a 72-year-old male patient who took off the ventilator and killed him. .

As a result of appealing innocence and requesting a retrial, Nishiyama-san decided in March that the patient had died of disease and decided to try again.

According to the defense team, in the discussion for retrial, an investigation that stated the doctor's findings that "the patient may have been clogged in the throat" in the evidence at the time newly disclosed by the prosecution The report was included.

This report was prepared by the police before Mr. Nishiyama was arrested, and the prosecution had not revealed its existence in previous trials.

At the reexamination, it is certain that Mr. Nishiyama will be acquitted, but if the defense had submitted the report to the trial at that time, it may have not been found guilty in the first place. It is a policy to request as evidence at trial.