A defendant in Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for assaulting a woman one after another, was sentenced to life imprisonment over a trial in which he was accused of murdering a 20-year-old woman. Both the prosecution and the defense appealed on the 30th as dissatisfaction.

Shogo Kino, 39, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2018 for assaulting four women one after another in Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture, causing the death of one of them, and fleeing from court after being arrested. I was.

After that, apart from the series of incidents, in 2014, he was accused of killing a 20-year-old office worker woman in the same city of Shibata for obscene purposes.

On November 18, the Niigata District Court said, ``It is clear that the crime was based on strong murderous intent, and it is extremely selfish. '' and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

The Niigata District Public Prosecutors Office filed an appeal on the 30th, dissatisfied with this ruling.

The prosecution said, "We are dissatisfied with the sentencing in general, including consideration of past incidents caused by the defendant."

On the other hand, the defense side also appealed on the 30th.

The defendant's lawyer commented, ``I consulted with the defendant and appealed because I was dissatisfied with the judgment.There is no change in claiming innocence.''