Regarding the retrial and re-trial requested by Mr. Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death in the so-called "Hakamada Incident," the defense submitted a new expert opinion to the court.

According to the lawyers, the change in blood color, which is at issue, is "directly linked to the start of retrial" in support of previous claims.

Iwao Hakamada (85) was sentenced to death in 1966 in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, where four members of his family were killed, but he has filed a retrial for innocence.



Prior to the private discussions between the court, lawyers and the prosecution on the 22nd of this month, the defense team submitted a new expert opinion to the Tokyo High Court and held a press conference on the 5th.



At the Tokyo High Court's hearing, one year after Mr. Hakata's arrest, the change in the color of blood on clothing found in miso was the issue, and the prosecution said that the redness of blood over time. Claims to remain.

According to the lawyers, the new test results confirm that the blood component called "hemoglobin" undergoes a chemical reaction when it comes in contact with such a component, and the redness disappears within a few weeks. ..



On that basis, he concluded that "the redness of blood cannot remain when soaked in miso for more than a year," and the defense team confirms that someone other than Mr. Hakata put on the clothes.



Attorney Mitsuhiro Ma, a lawyer, said, "I think the results of this appraisal will be directly linked to the start of the retrial."

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