Mother-Baby Killer Necrophile Rapist Gets Death Sentence



A youth who killed a housewife and her baby daughter and then proceeded to rape the woman’s corpse, in what he claimed was a ceremony intended to bring her back to life, has finally been sentenced to death after 12 years of trials and appeals.

The incident, dubbed the “Hikari city mother and child murder incident,” occurred in 1999 when the man, then an 18-year-old youth, entered the Yamaguchi prefecture home of a 23-year-old housewife, who he attempted to rape.

So intense was her resistance that he instead ended up strangling her to death with his bare hands whilst they struggled on the floor, and he then proceeded to fulfil his original intent by raping her corpse instead.

All the while the woman’s 11-month-old daughter was crying nearby, so after he had finished with her mother he dashed her on the floor and throttled her to death with a cord as well.

He then stowed the woman’s corpse in a closet, placed her daughter’s remains in the cupboard above, stole her purse and fled the scene.

After the incident he used her valuables up in trips to arcades and whilst relaxing with friends, until his arrest 4 days after the murder.

In his initial trial he protested his partial innocence, saying he “only wanted to hug her tenderly” and had no intention of raping her, that he was only trying to stop her baby crying when he accidentally throttled her in the process, and that he put her daughter’s corpse in the cupboard “because I thought Doraemon would help her.”

As if these excuses were not bizarre enough, he went on to claim that the only reason he had sex with her corpse was because he was trying to resurrect her using a ceremony he had read about in the 1964 novel “Makai Tenshou.”

His defence was hampered by the fact that he only came out with these excuses later in the trial, saying that he was afraid people would make fun of him and that the police had ridiculed him when he first told them.

Prosecutors sought the death penalty, generally only used in Japan for multiple murders of exceptional brutality.

Unsurprisingly, the judges chose not to believe his version of events and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

After the sentencing his bizarre behaviour continued, including him asking a judge in a letter whether the fact he “did” a “cute dog” one day was a sin.  In a series of interviews given to the press he begged for clemency, saying he was “afraid” of dying.

Courts had let him off with a life sentence as he was a minor (in Japan legal adulthood starts at 20, but death penalties are possible for those aged over 18), but in 2006 a judge decided to toss out the original sentence on the grounds that youth was not acceptable grounds on which to spare his life, and sentenced him to death instead.


He appealed the sentence, but successive courts were so impressed by the hideous nature of his crimes and unconvinced by arguments that he could be rehabilitated that they opted to uphold the death sentence, culminating in the rejection of his final appeal on the 20th of February, 2012.

As it took 12 years to confirm his death sentence and may well take decades for him to actually be hanged, there is however still a modest chance that he will die from natural causes prior to the sentence actually being carried out.

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    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    20:22 20/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "..because I thought Doraemon would help her."

    " resurrect her using a ceremony he had read about in the 1964 novel “Makai Tenshou.”"

    There this kind of bastard goes again, referencing literature and pop culture icons to take all the blame as the main causes of juvenile crimes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 21/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If this was anywhere else I bet he would go with the "re-enacting what he learned from GTA" argument.

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    Comment by Gitami
    20:43 20/02/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    He should have tried it with a bamboo screen from a certain novel.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    20:43 20/02/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    When you're a shutin, thats all you got for your alibi. Can't be helped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 20/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    He's not a shut-in! Read the fucking article!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "After the incident he used her valuables up in trips to arcades and whilst relaxing with friends, until his arrest 4 days after the murder."

    ...he have friends and hang out at the arcades.

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    Comment by Zanber
    05:01 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they were his "friends" because he was throwing money to them?

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    Comment by cats2
    00:51 21/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Is the image they usually use to show the mother and daughter.

    "As many as 3,886 people showed up for only 26 seats allotted to the public for the Hiroshima High Court's ruling Tuesday on a high-profile murder case in Hikari,"

    The actual trial for the case is almost ridiculous in more ways then one. When you read through the story on news sites, it just leaves you shaking your head. Japan's cops are about as incompetent as their actual legal system..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 22/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Well, that explains Detective Conan, with highschool kids consistently solving crimes while the police go "ooooh" and "aaaaah" and "wow, you're so intelligent!".

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Anyone who think he did not deserve a death sentence should think of the victims husband, he have to live with this all his life. put you in his place, your wife murder then get rape, your daughter get kill and was hidden in the closet, you work yr ass come home and found what happen.
    And then everyone tells you this guy does not deserve death.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    by that logic you could sentence any murderer or rapist to death. the "think of how YOU would feel if..."-argument is weak. a jury dosn't sentence someone in order to placate the affected individuals, but for the good of society and Mankind as a whole. by your logic, it would be OK to kill, say a hobo or lonely otaku because they aren't loved as much by others.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 22/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is also revenge and justice to consider, which is a part of sentencing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 23/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is OKAY to kill, this guy commited a serious crime, if he don't deserve a horrid punishment, wouldn't it encourage crime?

    He never said that guy must be killed just because he's a hobo or a lonely otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They ought to let her husband pull the handle.

    Comment by Anonymous

    but would killing the murderer make the victim feel better? would it actually help? its not like there is some kind of compensation....

    if revenge is what ppl are looking for, i think torture is better than kill.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    not about revenge , but about exterminate rapiste and murderer . instead of paying for them to live in jail , for food , health care and everything for 50 more years , better clean that shit out of society

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    Comment by konakona
    01:29 21/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Couldn't they just dump him in hole in the ground and let him starve to death? Torture AND removal of the trash both at the same time without needing to spend a penny!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, torture him... and when he becomes a masochist in the process, then hang him... Then let an insane guy rape his corpse...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not revenge it's garbage disposal, any trash who are not belong in the society should be removed!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the best course of execution should be burn to death. the pain sensation will make him wish for death while hanging only take second, broke ur neck. and wala

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    voila, not wala

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    if he took his time & made him suffer then it would help him feel a lot better

    Comment by Anonymous

    No matter how I feel for the family of the victim, that still dosent give the judiciary the right to play God. Two separate matters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Playing god? Are you fucking stupid? This rapist-murderer already played god by killing and desecrating to human beings and doesn't even want to take responsibility giving lame-ass excuses. This is not a vague moral issue about humans playing god or some lukewarm lame shit you want to hide behind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:28 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)


    Exactly. Humans kill humans and this asshole killed a woman and a baby. He's getting what's coming to him, so I don't want any self-righteous dumbass saying stuff like "court should not be playing god" or some shit like that.

    By the way, your example of ants is stupid, if you think ants don't dominate the world and are helpless creatures you're in for an awakening.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    well said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    hes not being arrested just for "human nature."

    all animals can make descisions that can have a reward or a consequence.
    well, killing a mother and child and raping them both and then spending the mothers cash on arcades and soda?... weather he pissed off tons off people or a pride of lions, theres GOING to be some type of blood!
    the only reason most humans dont kill humans is because
    1.) we're social animals for the most part. and 2.) humans are smart and can make whatever choices they damn please. (which is to say "we arent simple forest creatures any more")

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    By saying 'humans kill humans' your also excusing his crime as being in human nature, and yet here you are campaigning for the guys death on account of the atrocities he commited, hypocritical much?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously. For the sake of mother earth, humans killing humans is a glorious thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ants are like Tyranids. They are beyond numbering. Kill a thousand and thousands more will rise to replace them. Not to mention they are bloody everywhere and their infestation is terribly persistent.

    Comment by Anonymous

    But killing an ant isn't playing God? Were is the justice for those poor creatures tortured and killing by the thousands every year by sadistic little monsters known only as Children. WHERE THE FUCK IS THE JUSTICE YOU FUCK!! WHERE IS GOD NOW!!
    I jest. But seriously. Humans kill humans. It's what we do, get the fuck over it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's not about playing god. Does he deserve death.. maybe you should be asking whether he deserves life?

    Better to kill him now then to stick him in some prison where he will spend the next 10 years being paid for by the Japanese tax payer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The issue I see here isn't the decision to put the murderer to death, in the end it comes down to money. In about half of the arguments stating how much money it is to hole these people up in a jail cell for the rest of their life. Haven't you guys realized that he's already been held in prison for 12 years since his sentencing? If we're trying to save money on this crap, after sentencing, take him out back and put a bullet to his head. However its not a simple as that because being that we are human we believe everyone has rights (even murderers). I could literally play both sides of the argument here because its a slippery slope. Everyone has their own sense of justice so this argument will never cease.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Shut the fuck up you stupid-ass hypocrite. This guy should be disemboweled and you know it. Don't act all haughty and noble about the value of human life when this weirdo committed such a cruel act. If you've never been in a situation like the victim, then just shut up and keep your ignorant comments to yourself, stupid-ass inbred hick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    You comment on the fact that another anon may have not been in the same situation as the victim yet you probably haven't either. So what makes your opinion the right one. We all have an opinion on the matter.

    Personally myself, I've never been in that shocking of a situation, but one of my best friends was killed in a hit and run. Honestly, even thinking back on it, I still wouldn't want the person who caused the act to die. However I can't say whether the person who committed the hit and run was as insane as this nut case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better a group of judges appointed by people than some crowd hell-bent on an old-skool stoning without giving the person in question SOME chance (as pointless as it would be) to defend himself.

    Judiciary body or not, he deserves it. If the deaths were truly accidental, then life in prison, but since they weren't.... he completely deserves the death sentence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly I think death sentences are just garbage disposal. Ultimately, it's about cutting your losses and giving up on any hope of the criminal actually paying back his debts to society.

    I'd rather they used criminals like these for something useful, such as dangerous physical labor than just getting rid of them like that.

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    Comment by Mauvais
    22:31 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    People have killed each other since the dawn of their existence. People kill each other for competition, for revenge, for whatever justice they perceive. Unless they claim such, executing a killer has little to do with playing God.

    I'm torn on whether or not to pity the man. Either he's kept the act up for years, or he is indeed clinically insane. Either way, he was led to violence that was unforgivable.

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    Comment by uber phallas
    19:16 20/02/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    ...he put her daughter’s corpse in the cupboard “because I thought Doraemon would help her.”

    Doraemon: "Shit this guy needs some serious help. He actually thinks I'm real!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Doraemon have no items that can help him, that's for sure.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku

    Cats prefer live prey, this hikikomori was nuts - Doraemon is a cat.

    Lets see, along with the tiem spent to convict, he's not that bad lookin - He'll definitely be someones little bitch slave when they're done processing him.

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    Comment by Heigen
    22:37 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I don't think he is allowed to have visitors and only Usa have this "butt-rape" prisons you are talking about (maybe some other third world countries too).

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:29, that includes you as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not a hiki? The fuck are you talking about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    These kinds of guys usually have a horde of female fans, for whatever reason, so he's probably getting more pussy than anyone in here ever will. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 20/02/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    This guy rid the world of a disgusting cunt, and a disgusting cunt to be. He's a fucking hero. Doraemon would have his back.

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    18:16 21/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hi Muslim

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 20/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yagami Light : "I will write his name."

    Comment by คภєк๏
    02:12 21/02/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And eat a potato chip.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yagami-kun did not necessarily "loose". His final fate was left to the reader's imagination. As the manga itself says, humans who use the DN do not go to hell or heaven.

    And besides, he didn't die because he was evil. He died because he was an arrogant prick with a god complex. As you said yourself in the end, there were a lot of obvious mistakes he made at the end. He could have easily avoided them if he didn't consistently underestimate everyone around him.

    If anything, the author advocated to always be careful and assertive, rather than the typical "thou shalt doth no evil".

    Comment by Anonymous

    And in the final pages of the manga, i'll completely lost it, even thought I was cool the entire 99% of the other time, and even if I could get away from an infinite ways possible the publisher is telling the author that evil can not win.

    So I'll just die in a stupid and dumb way mocking forever all the people that actually liked my work.

    Also remember Hikaru no Go.

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    22:08 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If he put on a pair of thick rounded glasses then he might be able to pass as Nobita

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 20/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He looks like Jay Chou

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 21/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never knew Doraemon is a West Side nigga in West Baltimore.

    Or maybe Clay Davis is Doraemon. He sure is at least as fat.

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