JAPAN: KOBE MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER MURDER OF 6 - YEAR - OLD GIRL
March 18, 2016: The Kobe District Court handed down a death sentence to a man accused of murdering a 6-year-old girl and abandoning her body in the western Japan city in 2014.
Yasuhiro Kimino, 49, was accused of luring the first grader into his home by asking her to be a model for a painting. He then strangled and stabbed her, cut up her body and put the parts into plastic bags, according to prosecutors.
The prosecutors sought the death penalty, saying the case shows a brutal disregard for human life.
The case was tried by Presiding Judge Takeshi Samo, two other professional judges and six citizen judges. (Sources: japanbullet.com, 18/03/2016)