Six years ago, in a case where a Japanese female college student who was studying abroad in France went missing, a local court was sentenced to 28 years in prison by a former Chilean dating partner who was accused of murder on the 12th. I handed down the judgment.

In this case, Aiumi Kuro, a student at the University of Tsukuba, disappeared in Besancon, eastern France, where she studied abroad in 2016. I was accused.

French judicial authorities have said that Kuro * Saki had a meal at a restaurant with Defendant Sepeda just before he went missing, and after returning to the dormitory where he lived, he disappeared based on circumstantial evidence. He was charged with Sepeda and was seeking life imprisonment.

Defendant Sepeda admits that he went to the dormitory with Mr. Saki, but claimed to have left alone after that, and even in the trial on the 12th, he said, "I am not a murderer." , Again insisted on innocence.

In the judgment, the court sentenced him to 28 years in prison, saying that "the defendant killed Mr. Black * Saki after planning in advance."

Defendant Sepeda's lawyer said that he would "consult with the defendant himself and consider how to respond" as to whether to appeal.

In this case, French judicial authorities made an international arrangement for Sepeda on suspicion of murder based on circumstantial evidence, and Sepeda was prosecuted after being handed over to France in July by Chilean authorities who had returned home immediately after the incident. Was being done.

* "Saki" of "Standing"

Family lawyer "safe for judgment"

After the sentence was handed down, Kuro * Saki's family lawyer, Sylvie Galle, told reporters, "The family who asked for the defendant's conviction is relieved in the sentence. The family will return to Japan with a lot of suffering, partly because it didn't happen, but I feel that the court understood the suffering. "

In addition, Kyosuke Nagata, the president of the University of Tsukuba, where Mr. Kuro * Saki attended, announced a comment saying, "This trial revealed the accused's crime and severely punished him." I would like to pay tribute to the investigative authorities and family lawyers.

* "Saki" of "Standing"