A 90-year-old defendant, who was sentenced to five years in prison for causing a runaway car in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, killing his mother and children, told the president of a support group for the perpetrator's family. I want to accept it, "he said, indicating that he would not appeal.
In April, a car went out of control in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, killing Mana Matsunaga (31) and her eldest daughter Riko (3), and in an accident where nine people were seriously injured, Kozo Iizuka, a former Ministry of International Trade and Industry executive. Defendant (90) was accused of accidental driving fatal injury.
Defendant Iizuka pleaded not guilty at the trial, but the Tokyo District Court sentenced him to five years in prison on the 2nd of this month, pointing out that he continued to step on the accelerator as much as possible without noticing the mistake of stepping on the brake. I handed it over.
The deadline for appeal is 16th, and according to the president of an NPO that supports the perpetrator's family, Iizuka said at the meeting on the 15th, "I have decided not to appeal by talking with a lawyer. I don't know if it will be, but I want to accept the judgment. "
If both the defendant and the prosecution do not appeal, the prison sentence will be finalized.
Takuya Matsunaga, who lost his wife and daughter in an accident, posted on Twitter, "I would like to keep an eye on the trends until it is confirmed, so I will refrain from commenting. I would like to report in some way after it is confirmed."