Hồ sơ phá ánPháp luật

The tragedy caused Japan to amend many laws

Takayuki Otsuki raped a woman, murdered her and her 11-month-old daughter, but was at ease due to being underage.

On the evening of April 14, 1999, 23-year-old Hiroshi Motomura came home from work, discovered the door was unlocked, the furniture was messy, called his wife and children’s names but no one answered. He impatiently searched the house, eventually discovering the body of his wife, Yayoi Motomura, in the cupboard where the blankets were kept. Police went to the scene to discover that his 11-month-old daughter had also been murdered, her body hidden in the house.

Four days later, the police arrested the perpetrator as 18-year-old Takayuki Otsuki. He claimed that that afternoon, posing as a plumber, tricked the landlord into opening the door. Takayuki Otsuki committed the crime when he met resistance while raping Yayoi.

At this time, the 11-month-old girl was crying and crawling closer to her mother, and he was violently pushed away. Afraid that neighbors heard the child’s cry, he took action.

After committing the crime, Takayuki Otsuki left a lot of evidence and clues at the scene, making the investigation smooth.

According to Japanese law, 20 years old is considered an adult, so Takayuki Otsuki is still a minor. Minors must be physically and mentally protected to prevent recidivism. Therefore, when Mr. Hiroshi Motomura walked into the court with a photo of his wife and children, he was stopped by the court to avoid adding to the psychological burden on the perpetrator – still a minor. Hiroshi Motomura fought for a long time before being allowed to bring the photo into the court, but had to wear a black cloth.

Mr. Hiroshi Motomura with a photo of his wife and children.  Photo: Toutiao

Mr. Hiroshi Motomura with a photo of his wife and children. Image: Toutiao

Takayuki Otsuki wore slippers to the court, his face was cold and disdainful, until the defense lawyer signaled him to bow and say to the victim’s family: “I’m so sorry, I did an unforgivable thing. rank”. But this statement was determined by the judge that the prisoner had a desire to repent, which is considered a mitigating circumstance.

The trial court sentenced Takayuki Otsuki to life in prison, but could be pardoned after 7 years. The sentencing had just ended, Takayuki Otsuki’s defense lawyer raised his hand in victory signal to the victim’s family right in front of the presiding judge.

During the press conference after the trial, Hiroshi Motomura angrily shouted: “I am very desperate for this justice system. The law only protects the rights and human rights of the perpetrator, but where are the human rights of the victim? If the court has ruled so, it is better to immediately release the killer, I will kill him myself.”

As a rule, unless the murder of two or more people or the case is extremely serious, the cruel means can be sentenced to death.

After the press conference ended, Hiroshi Motomura was invited into the office by prosecutor Yoshida and said that as a father with a young daughter, he couldn’t imagine anyone could ruthlessly kill a baby crawling towards him. mom.

“If the law can’t make such a person pay for his crimes, what is the point of the law? I don’t support the outcome of this trial. Even if my superiors object, I still have to condemn it to the end, even if I fail a bit. a hundred times, I also have to try the hundred and one. Mr. Hiroshi, let’s fight together to promote judicial reform.”

After hearing what the prosecutor said, Hiroshi Motomura suddenly woke up. It was a very long day, 22:30, appearing on the news program of Asahi TV, he wore glasses, his face was haggard but no longer angry and agitated.

Hiroshi Motomura pointed out that Japanese criminal procedure law does not completely protect the interests of the victims’ family members, leaving them at a disadvantage.

The content of Hiroshi Motomura’s speech resonated greatly. Japanese Prime Minister at the time, Mr. Obuchi Keizo, also acknowledged that the current legal system was flawed in protecting the victims’ family members and promised to provide the fastest possible solution.

Not long after, the Law on Protection of Victims, the Amended Criminal Procedure Law and the Amended Law on Inspection and Supervision were passed by the National Assembly with 100% approval. Prosecutor Yoshida also appealed to the high court of Hiroshima, requesting the death penalty.

But the High Court rejected this appeal on the grounds that the defendant was a juvenile, could not conclude that there was no possibility of repentance in the future, so he upheld the life sentence.

Takayuki Otsuki when he was captured.  Photo: Toutiao

Takayuki Otsuki when he was captured. Image: Toutiao

At the same trial level, in the open trial at the Supreme Court, Takayuki Otsuki’s team of defense lawyers amounted to 21 people. The lawyer denied the whole charge, saying that Takayuki Otsuki broke into the victim’s house not to rape and kill, but to find the mother’s love that he lacked since childhood. Rape is not about humiliating the body, but about performing a rite of passage. The girl was not strangled to death, but only had a bow tie around her neck to calm her down.

However, these black-and-white arguments were rejected by the Supreme Court. With strong evidence that the letter Takayuki sent to you showing no remorse, the defendant was sentenced to death.

However, due to many problems, so far Takayuki Otsuki has not been executed.

Khang Diep (According to Toutiao)

You are reading the article The tragedy caused Japan to amend many laws
at Blogtuan.info – Source: vnexpress.net – Read the original article here

Back to top button