Zama 9 murder case After this, a large number of people asked for a hearing ticket for the first trial September 30 11:45

Three years ago, in the case where the bodies of nine young women were found in an apartment in Zama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, a lay judge trial of a 29-year-old defendant accused of murder-robbery was followed by the Tokyo District Court Tachikawa. It starts at the branch.

Many people visited the court in the morning for a hearing ticket.

Three years ago, in October 2017, the bodies of nine men and women between the ages of 15 and 26 were found one after another at an apartment in Zama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, including three high school girls in Gunma, Saitama, and Fukushima, and a female university student in Saitama. In the case, Takahiro Shiraishi (29), who lived in an apartment room, sexually assaulted him, killed nine people, robbed him of cash, and abandoned his body in a cooler box, alleging that he was murder-robbery. I am being asked.

The lay judge trial in this case is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm at the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court, and a large number of people visited the court in the morning seeking a hearing ticket.

There is no dispute that the defendant has killed nine people, but the lawyer is expected to dispute the weight of the sentence, claiming that the victims have agreed to be killed and will remain guilty of consented murder.

It is also expected that the issue will be whether the defendant was in a mental state of criminal liability at the time of the incident.

The ruling will be handed down on December 15th.

Many people asking for a hearing ticket

Many people visited the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court from the morning in search of a hearing ticket for the first trial scheduled to start at 1:30 pm.

Of these, a 21-year-old female university student in Kita-ku, Tokyo said, "I remember being shocked that at the time of the incident, only those who were weakened by the same age as me were being killed. I didn't think it was a thing because I was worried about my life at that time. At the time of my arrest, I felt that the defendant had no remorse, but I would like to know if there was any change in my mind before the trial. That's it. "

Also, a 46-year-old woman from Hachioji, Tokyo, who visited with her teenage daughter, said, "I came because I remembered that it was a bizarre and unprecedented violent incident in which nine people were killed. It's an era where you can easily connect with strangers through SNS etc., so I tell my daughter to be careful not to encounter similar incidents. The victims will not come back, but the defendant will be serious about the trial ( I would like you to face Shin) and apologize to the victims. "

Victims are men and women between the ages of 15 and 26

Nine men and women between the ages of 15 and 26 were affected.

Hachioji City 23 year old female

A 23-year-old woman in Hachioji, Tokyo, attended an elementary school in Koshu, Yamanashi Prefecture.

I like animals and served as a breeding committee member in the elementary school class, and in the collection I wrote when I was in the 4th grade, I wrote about my future dream, "I want to be a clerk at a pet shop."

He had a gentle personality, but he also had a cheerful side that made his close friends joking and laughing.

After graduating, I went on to a local junior high school, but I was transferred in the middle of the first year of junior high school.

Then, three years ago, in September, I moved to a group home in Hachioji City.

However, a month later, around 6:30 pm on October 21, I finally lost track of my acquaintance.

Immediately after disappearing, on October 23, it was found that a security camera at JR Hachioji Station and Sobudai-mae Station on the Odakyu / Odawara Line near the apartment at the site showed him walking with Shiraishi. I am.

A week later, on the 30th, the Metropolitan Police Department, which was investigating the whereabouts, visited the apartment of Defendant Shiraishi, who was communicating with the woman on Twitter, and found nine bodies including the woman in the room.

Saitama 17 year old high school girl

A 17-year-old second-year high school girl in Saitama City attended a high school in Ageo City, Saitama Prefecture, after graduating from a local junior high school.

In junior high school, he belonged to the chorus club, and according to his classmates, he was serious and kind, and was liked by his juniors.

According to the investigators, three years ago, on September 30, he told his family that he was going to buy lunch at a nearby supermarket, and after leaving his home, he lost his whereabouts and the family filed a search request with the police. I did.

Kanagawa 25 year old female

A 25-year-old woman in Yokohama at the time belonged to the personal computer club in junior high school and liked mobile phone games, and spent her time at home after graduating from a correspondence high school.

He had a gentle personality and was not good at expressing his feelings, but he was involved in the incident about half a year after he started working part-time at a convenience store at the recommendation of his mother.

Saitama 19-year-old female college student

A 19-year-old female second-year college student in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, graduated from a local junior high school and then went on to high school in Kawagoe City.

I belonged to the drama club in high school.

After graduating from high school, I attended a private women's college in Tokyo, so in September three years ago, I told my family that I was going to work part-time and left home, but I lost my whereabouts. It was.

Saitama 26 year old female

A 26-year-old woman in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, had been working in the neighboring Koshigaya City for about two months before being involved in the incident.

According to the man who was his boss, he had a serious personality to keep his promise.

The man said with regret, "I was wondering if there was something wrong with me because there was something dark, but I couldn't step in by saying a word."

Regarding the defendant, he said, "When I heard the case, I thought I was really human. I want you to talk about everything at the trial and finish the trial early for the bereaved family."

Fukushima 17 year old high school girl

The father of a 17-year-old high school girl in Fukushima City told NHK before the first trial, saying, "Even if my daughter is said to have died, the body did not come back and I met her. I still don't feel that my daughter has died. Looking at a girl of the same age, I wondered if my daughter would be like this if she was 20 years old and had an adult ceremony. I will end up. "

On top of that, "My daughter was an ordinary girl with no special changes. I've loved anime since I was little, and as I grew up, she drew pictures of anime characters and showed me. I was involved in the incident. I have no choice but to think that it is unlucky, and I understand that what can happen to anyone just happens to happen to my child. "

He said he wasn't thinking about listening to the trial or appearing in court because his father had a chronic illness, and said, "I'm just annoyed to hear the motives, and even if I get a death sentence, my daughter comes back alive. That's not the case, so I don't want to think about cases or trials. "

Gunma 15 year old high school girl

A 15-year-old first-year high school girl in Ora Town, Gunma Prefecture, graduated from a local junior high school and then proceeded to a prefectural high school art course.

Three years ago, in August, on the day of the opening ceremony of the second semester, I told my parents that I was going to school and left home, and that night I left the ticket gate at Katase-Enoshima Station on the Odakyu Line in Kanagawa Prefecture. Finally I lost my whereabouts.

In the collection of texts I wrote when I was in elementary school, I wrote about my memories of going to Tokyo and Kamakura on a school trip and thanks to my parents.

She had a dream of getting a design-related job, and she was a kind girl with a nice smile.

Kanagawa 20 year old male

A 20-year-old man in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, graduated from a local high school and got a job at a support facility for the disabled.

He formed a band, was in charge of the bass, and appeared in a local live house, and was doing music activities in earnest.

According to investigators, the man was acquainted with a 21-year-old woman in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, who was killed.

According to several friends, the man seems to have been in contact with people with suicidal ideation through Twitter, and the man he had a close relationship with said, "I still don't know why I was interested in suicide. If he was worried, I should have consulted him or listened to him more. "

Kanagawa 21 year old female

It is said that the 21-year-old woman in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, had a gentle personality that did not express her emotions much since she was a student.

At the time of the incident, I was working for a temporary staffing agency headquartered in Tokyo, and in August three years ago, I was involved in the incident after I lost track of my whereabouts, leaving a note saying "I will disappear. I will definitely come back." ..

A classmate in junior high school told NHK so far that "I had the image of a really quiet and quiet child. I hope that the truth of the case will be revealed."