Curry Mass Murderer Gets Death Penalty


A woman who killed four with poisoned curry, including a ten-year-old boy and a sixteen-year-old girl, and sickened a further 63, has been sentenced to death.

Masumi Hayashi, 47, was sentenced to death after a nine year trial, with judges convicting her of lacing a curry dish with arsenic at a summer festival in Wakayama, in the Kansai area. Identical samples of the same arsenic found in the curry were discovered at her home.

Hayashi’s lawyers petitioned the Supreme Court over the ruling on the grounds it is a “mistake to acknowledge that the defendant alone had the opportunity” to poison the curry, but the court upheld the verdict. Courts have  condemned the murders as a “brutal indiscriminate mass killing.”

It is rare for the Supreme Court to overturn a verdict in a petitioning of the judge’s final ruling, and it is also rare for Japanese police to fail to convict someone they arrest.

Hayashi’s motive bore no influence on the verdict, as it could not be determined. Most evidence held against her was of a circumstantial nature.

Via Breitbart.

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    Comment by kokuto
    14:44 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Isn't the Way of China with death penalties far simpler?


    And we're done. Probably defeats all other forms of executions utilized in industrialized nations for a single reason. Its cost effective, western prisons can be emptied easily, reduce crime rates because recurring criminals never get that chance and we can even help the environment by lowering human population little by little.

    But then again, the species propagates too quickly. And too bad nobody cares to use biological weapons to assist with population control.

    Comment by Game8910
    15:44 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I havent read the just commenting on how awesome the picture is

    Im guessing the story is either related to
    1. Curry
    2. Nagato
    3. Penis Mutilation

    did I get any right?

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    Comment by Knives
    15:24 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe she tried to make the curry of life like in naruto but failed......

    Comment by Gunso
    16:12 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    or want to practice skill curry ninja like in gintama... and it was successful... but the ingredient was overdose until kill them...

    Comment by Hakurei
    16:51 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Poisoning curry? :(
    Curry is my favorite food.

    Comment by Smasher
    16:53 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Delicious Nagato ... eeeh, I mean Curry ... >_>

    Comment by blue_blue
    13:27 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what kind of moron would put arsen as seasonings?

    Comment by blue_blue
    13:25 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She must've blew the stove before that.

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    14:39 28/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let her eat her own curry as the death penalty and let her cook it herself. Cheap Socratic execution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 02/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 08/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is bullshit. the woman is innocent and is being put to death for a crime she did not commit. fuck you Japan.

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    Comment by maru
    18:35 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let us sing the curry song!

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    Comment by LunarSD
    17:53 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kind of reminds me of a case where a world-weary husband replaced his family's salt in the salt shaker with Sodium Nitrite.

    Sodium Nitrite has little to no taste at all, so he watched as his family kept reaching back for the salt shaker, re-adding "salt" to their meal.

    And he did the same.

    Investigators cited reports from neighbors about the family falling out of touch with each other, and associated the husband's recent purchase of Sodium Nitrite with the likelihood he had planned the thing.

    This case was from the early 1900's, if I'm recalling it right.

    In small amounts it's a meat preservative. Anyone can get ahold of it. Honestly, kind of surprised I've only ever heard one case of this happening...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Scary, there's actually 1 comment in all of these troll/near retarded ones that actually has a point.

    Yeah, I thought everything was dropped because of the time, not much proof then having the material in her home, and a very slight "possibility of intent" really.

    Guess not, but does seem odd..

    Comment by Chen
    19:15 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chie Rumiko would be furious about that news! The sacred curry!

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    22:48 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Curryman when we need him for Curry justice..?

    Comment by someoneusedmyid
    21:02 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i thought that person killed curries(indians)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan Quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    look at the related articles.
    "cat want curry", whatever happened to those carefree days of sankaku, when the H was innocent and fun, and discussions werent charged with racism and polemics?

    Comment by blackpepper
    11:20 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Equality Now happened, that's what. And UNICEF. And also the Philippines.

    Comment by soyokaze
    10:27 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn, awesome pic.
    Makes this whole news somewhat surreal. Or maybe I'm just tired? :O

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ciel would not be amused

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    10:54 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want our police forces to be like that...

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    Comment by Geerie
    11:42 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you do realize if you were convicted for something you didn't do the chances of getting out on appeal is very slim? and with your hard drive I'm sure there's plenty they could put you away with...

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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    14:36 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a ninja... it's not possible for them to spot me...

    Comment by Vince
    11:00 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know this is off topic, but I love that damn picture!

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    Comment by black87
    19:19 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is that offtopic? We all do :D

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    Comment by sunshinesan
    10:19 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    pic is really, really hot.
    And spicy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and it tastes great. >_>

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    Comment by GourmetPrince
    10:30 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and kills you

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    Comment by du5k
    11:48 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nagato or the curry?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ciel strikes again.

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    Comment by Xavi
    09:54 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those nipples... it's like they are starring me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf no motive?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    more like, they had enough evidence to not care about the motive.

    Comment by AmericanOtaku83
    09:54 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't know the Japanese still used the death penalty. That's just sad. I personally am against the death penalty because it is not a deterrent. Being imprisoned for life is an even greater punishment as fat as I'm concerned. Besides, it could be years before this woman is even executed. She could be in prison for years before that ever happens. Scott Peterson will probably never be executed. He'll die in prison before he gets the injection.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think we should just use prison labour, it at least gets roads made

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 25/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find the death penalty a good solution since it'd get rid of a hell of a lot of bad people

    Comment by Joe Somebody
    10:01 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death is cheaper, so why the hell not.

    Comment by N.R.
    17:33 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All of you, don't be silly, All those people that get the death sentence don't really get executed. First they use them for experiments and then their souls are affixed to a huge full body armor! sheesh, it's common knowledge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 22/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't mind the death penalty as long as theres 100% firm evidence, which is impossible, unless they admit to it themseleves. If you mass murder and admit to it, then you can die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually due to appeals, trails, the years of imprisonment awaiting sentencing its more expensive. I'm against the death penalty due to the expense and the inefficiency in the overall process.

    Comment by AmericanOtaku83
    10:53 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. That's how I feel. Scott Peterson will still be trying to get appeal after appeal 20 years from now and still won't be dead. Plus, San Quentin is overcrowded anyway, like all prisons in California. Is it any wonder we're $21 billion in the hole?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    exactly. life sentences are somewhat worthless as they cost the government far more which is then transferred to the taxpayer's responsibility. although they are fine deterrents from crime, the death penalty is far more efficient in dealing with excess material (ie continually proven and evidenced as guilty persons, those who cannot function in labeled society) than giving them a rent free room for life, 3 meals a day and most often, a connection to the interior drug/gang trade, notorious in prisons today.

    Comment by Hahaha your retarded
    14:23 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Never take this person words seriously.......

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There have already been a number of people exonerated from the Death Penalty after new evidence has been discovered.

    The system as it stands is not perfect enough to always justly determine such a dangerous sentence.

    One innocent person unjustly executed is one person too many.

    I say no to the Death Penalty.

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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    14:16 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I don't wanna be jailed for 6 years then receive death penalty for possessing a text file that has loli in it... :(


    loli in a text file, it's in the Philippine law...

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    Comment by Narcissist
    10:42 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good Anonymous! Exactly my opinion.

    Though I would like to see much more death penalties made. Any crime that is ~6 year or more should be made to death in my opinion. Just think of all the money that would be saved that could be used to fuel society instead of feeding the scum of the earth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did I miss something? I thought that bill *ero manga ban* was removed due to being unconstitutional... Though I may be mistaken.

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    Comment by mechwarrior
    11:56 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death penalty is usually more expensive than plain life sentences. In the USA, at least, it costs several million to successfully execute someone. This involves medical staff, training for executioners, and psychological therapy (yeah, killing people isnt actually that easy). Where as it costs a couple hundred thousand to keep the guy in jail for life.

    Of course, death penalty solves a different issue though. Over crowded prisons...

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    Comment by Shuu
    12:06 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It wasn't. Only one of the two tests used to determine if the manga constitutes child pornography was found unconstitutional. The other one relied on obscenity, and therefore wasn't struck down (obscene speech is not protected by the first amendment, or at least, American politicians say so). Christopher Handley still faces 20 years in prison. His final trial should be sometime later this year...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:30 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see why chain gangs still aren't used. Instead of sitting around in their cells all day, some criminals could be put to work doing manual labor, and with the economy like it is, it would be a good, cost saving use for the scum of society.

    I would prefer someone gets the death penalty in most cases instead of a life sentence. They could lay around being useless in their graves rather than lay around being useless at taxpayer expense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    how about those who were really innocent and was sentenced only by mistake?

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    Comment by Shuu
    11:35 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the USA you can get 20+ years for reading ero-manga... I don't know about you, but I don't want to be killed just because I indulged in one of my favorite pastimes...

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