Niigata Girl Murder Case 2 Trial Begins Tokyo High Court September 24, 17:36
In May, the prosecution began a trial of two trials of the defendant accused of murder and other charges for murdering a girl in the second grade of elementary school in Niigata City and abandoning her body on the railroad track. Is extremely light and should be sentenced to death, "the defendant's lawyer demanded that the sentence be lightened.
Ryo Kobayashi, a 26-year-old defendant in Nishi-ku, Niigata City, took a girl in the second grade of elementary school (7 years old at the time) by car in May, and after doing obscene acts, strangled her and killed her. He has been accused of murder and other charges for abandoning.
In the first instance, the prosecution sought the death penalty, while the Niigata District Court sentenced him to life imprisonment, saying that although he had a murderous intention, the plan for the killing was not recognized, and both the prosecution and the defense appealed.
The trial of the second trial began on the 24th at the Tokyo High Court, and the prosecution said that "there was a strong murderous intention such as strangling for at least 5 minutes. The life imprisonment of the first trial is extremely light" and should be sentenced to death. Insisted.
In response, the defendant's lawyer said, "The act of strangling was for the purpose of stunning, and there was no murderous intention. The defendant is young and may recover." He insisted that he should be sentenced to imprisonment.