The first trial of Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of his family in Shizuoka Prefecture 57 years ago, will be held on the 4th of next month.
In March, the Tokyo High Court issued a decision granting a retrial of Iwao Hakamada, 57, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of his family in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City, 1966 years ago in 4, and a retrial will be held at the Shizuoka District Court.
On the 87th, the sixth three-way consultation between the court, defense lawyers, and the prosecution was held at the Shizuoka District Court, and according to the defense team, the first trial will be held on the 3th of next month.
In addition, the prosecution and defense team have agreed on a total of 27 dates until March 6 next year, including the first trial, and the court has indicated that it intends to complete all hearings by the end of the fiscal year.
At the retrial, the prosecution plans to prove guilt, and the color of blood stains on clothing that even mentioned suspicion of forgery in the Tokyo High Court's decision to grant the retrial will be a point of contention again, and it is expected that experts requested by both sides will be questioned as witnesses.
At a press conference after the consultation, Hakamada's older sister, Hideko, 90, said, "I think the trial will be concluded in six months, so I can't help but be happy.