Friday, 23 January 2009


This is kind of interesting: Hoshijima Takanori, who is on trial for the murder of Tojo Rurika, a 23-year-old Tokyo resident, has recently stated that he wants to apologise to the victim and her family by accepting a death penalty. It's odd because the murder was so brutal - she was a neighbour of his, and he broke into her apartment (I think) and then stabbed her to death and dismembered her. He dumped parts of the body in a variety of places to try to cover his tracks. Now that he's arrested and on trial he's not even putting up any sort of defence, and seems genuinely broken up by the whole incident. He's clearly a disturbed man.