In the discussion about the so-called "Hakamada Incident" retrial = redoing the trial, the Tokyo High Court decided to cross-examine five forensic and physics experts to hear opinions on the testimony submitted by the defense and the prosecution. It was officially decided on the 27th.


The discussions at the high court, which started in March last year, will reach the end of the mountain.

Iwao Hakamada (86) was sentenced to death in 1966 when four people in his family were killed in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, but he has been accused of innocence and is seeking a retrial.



On the 27th, a private discussion between the court, a lawyer, and the prosecution was held at the Tokyo High Court.



According to the defense team, the court has officially decided to cross-examine five witnesses, including forensic and physical chemistry experts applied by the defense and the prosecution.



The schedule will be held privately on the 22nd of next month, the 1st of August, and the 5th of August, but it is said that Mr. Hakata's older sister Hideko was allowed to listen.



In the high court's discussions, the change in the color of blood stains on clothing allegedly belonging to the criminal was the biggest issue, and in the witness cross-examination, it is expected that experts will be asked to explain the testimony submitted by the defense and the prosecution respectively. is.



The discussions at the high court, which started in March last year, will reach the end of the mountain.

Hideko said, "We are looking for the truth. I want to come straight."



Katsuhiko Nishijima also said, "I think the court will be convinced that the content of the testimony is true by cross-examinating witnesses."

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