A nurse who killed three patients with disinfectant was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (9). Japan.
Ayumi Kuboki, 34, admitted to killing patients between the ages of 70 and 80 during interrogation.. The killings five years ago shocked the country.
He told police he had killed 20 people in two months, But later told prosecutors he would not talk about it during the trial.
Life sentence or death sentence?
The Yokohama District Court judge in charge of the case said he was considering imposing the death penalty on Kuboki.
“She said she was sorry and wanted to pay for the crime she had committed. She has a chance to rehabilitate herself,” the judge said, dropping the death sentence.
Japan is still one of the few developed countries to use the death penalty – and despite international criticism, it has overwhelming popular support.
Currently more than 100 people are waiting in line to be executed.
‘Killed innocent people’
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
According to the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, the son of one of the victims did not accept the decision. “She killed innocent people for selfishness and was not sentenced to death. That is wrong.”.
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