At the Tokyo High Court, the prosecution requested the examination of a forensic expert as a witness during discussions on the retrial and retrial of the so-called "Hakamada Case."
He testified in line with the prosecution's allegations regarding the color of the blood stains at issue, and expressed a different opinion from the defense witnesses.
Iwao Hakamada, 86, was sentenced to death in 1966 for the murder of a family of four in what is now Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City.
At the tripartite talks held at the Tokyo High Court on the 1st, two forensic experts requested by the prosecution were questioned as witnesses in private.
In the high court's discussions, the biggest point of contention was the change in color of the blood stains found on the culprit's clothes, which were found in a miso tank near the crime scene. , claims the evidence is fabricated.
On the other hand, prosecutors argue that blood stains may remain reddish over time.
According to the defense team, the forensic scientists did not deny the mechanism by which the redness of the blood was lost in the test report submitted by the defense, but the results of the experiment were about "blood", and even "bloodstains" with blood on the cloth. It means that I testified that it is doubtful whether it applies.
Attorney Koyo Hazama said, "There was no specific chemical explanation for the change in the color of the blood stains. The witness of the previous defense gave a chemical explanation that the redness did not remain, so it reached the court. I believe it is," he said.