Last year, a 19-year-old boy accused of murder and other charges began in the Saitama District Court in a case where a man's body was found in a car in a parking lot in Wako City, Saitama Prefecture, and the boy was charged. I acknowledged the content.
A 19-year-old boy in Taito Ward, Tokyo, killed his acquaintance Kazumasa Iwabuchi (31 at the time) with a kitchen knife at an apartment in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo last April, and then stole a car from a parking lot in Wako City, Saitama Prefecture. He has been accused of murder and other charges for carrying him to Tokyo and abandoning his body.
In a lay judge trial that began in the Saitama District Court on the 1st, the defendant admitted that he had been charged with "no doubt."
The prosecution then said, "The defendant, who was suspected by the victim to be silently cheating on his fraudulent group, was usually dissatisfied with the victim's high-pressure attitude. I decided to kill him and made preparations such as buying two knives at the supermarket, "he explained.
In response, the lawyer insisted, "The defendant has sent a letter of apology to the victim's bereaved family, and I would like you to decide the weight of the sentence based on that point."
The verdict will be handed down on the 11th of this month.