JAPAN: DEATH SENTENCE FINALIZED FOR CHINESE MAN OVER 2009 DOUBLE MURDER IN AICHI
October 8, 2018:
A death sentence was finalized on 2 October 2018 for a 35-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering two people in 2009, after the Supreme Court rejected his request for retraction of the previous dismissal of his appeal. (Sources: Kyodo, 06/10/2018)
According to the ruling, Lin Zhenhua broke into the house of 57-year-old Kihoko Yamada in the central Japan prefecture of Aichi in May 2009 and killed her by hitting her in the head with a wrench while he was looking for money and items to steal.
Lin also fatally stabbed with a kitchen knife her 26-year-old second son Masaki, injured her third son, and stole some 200,000 yen ($1,760).
He was sentenced to death by the Nagoya District Court, and the Nagoya High Court upheld the lower court ruling.
The top court rejected his appeal again on 2 October after earlier dismissing it in September.