Defendant Yasumasa Shibuya. (Photo: Tokyo News)
The reason for the appeal that the lawyer gave was that the DNA sample used to convict the subject was collected “illegally”.
However, Judge Takuya Fukayama and four other judges all agreed that the content of the appeal of the defense lawyer for defendant Yasumasa Shibuya was groundless and upheld the life sentence.
Previously, at the first instance trial on July 6, 2018, the Chief Justice of Chiba Prefectural Court sentenced defendant Shibuya to life in prison for the crime of Killing baby Nhat Linh. The basis for this judgment is that the defendant’s DNA was found on the victim’s body and the bloodstain found on the perpetrator’s car containing the victim’s DNA.
Yasumasa Shibuya, 49 years old. (Photo: Yahoo Japan)
According to the decision of the Chiba Prefectural Court in July 2018, Shibuya used a car to kidnap Nhat Linh while she was on her way to school on March 24, 2017, before raping, killing and leaving the body. child near a drainage ditch in Abiko city two days later.
At that time, Nhat Linh’s relatives did not agree with the sentence and demanded a stricter sentence for the accused. However, the Japanese prosecutor’s office rejected this appeal.
Next, at the trial on March 23, 2021, the Tokyo High Court rejected the argument of the defense lawyer for defendant Shibuya that it was necessary to remove the DNA evidence used to convict the subject because they were collected “illegally”.
Defendant Yasumasa Shibuya, 49, was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of killing Nhat Linh while she was on her way to elementary school. This case has shaken the Vietnamese community in Japan and Vietnamese in the country.
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