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Friday, March 16, 2018

Massacre in Japan: a Former employee killed 19 people in a boarding house for the disabled

A former employee of a care home for people with disabilities “Garden of lilies in Cucui” Satoshi Uematsu arranged in a institution massacre in which 19 people died. Surrendered voluntarily to the police Uematsu explained that he committed the crime out of personal animosity towards the disabled. The tragedy became the most bloody for Japan in the twenty-first century.

In the Japanese city of Sagamihara, a former employee of the clinic for people with disabilities Satoshi Uematsu patients attacked with knives, killing 19 people. According to preliminary data, the reason was the desire of the perpetrator to rid the world of the disabled.

“The instigator of the massacre of smoked marijuana and was warned that he was going to kill the disabled”

The attack on the Agency for persons with disabilities “Garden of lilies in Cucui” occurred roughly on Tuesday night at 2.30 local time (20.30 GMT Monday). At this time in the boarding house there were eight employees and one security guard. It is also noted that there were about 150 guests ranging in age from 18 to 75 years.

Authorities confirmed the death of 19 people. Another 20 victims doctors estimate as heavy. Another six escaped with minor injuries. The wounded taken to several hospitals in Tokyo, according to doctors, some of them are unconscious. Judging by their condition, the offender has been stabbed in the neck, hands and chest, reports TASS.

This Guesthouse occupies an area of about 31 thousand square meters, in this area, administrative building, diagnostic Department, two residential buildings, a sports court and an outdoor pool.

As reported by the prefectural police Kanagawa Prefecture, attacked the institution brought a whole bag of knives. According to preliminary data, the suspect came to the establishment on a black car and entered the residential building, smashing the window with a hammer on the ground floor. The car also discovered a subject similar to the tape, with traces of blood and a plastic tie.

The police found at the scene broken window on the first floor and lying outside the hammer. When the offender broke into the Invalides, the police received a signal that it is a stranger, armed with a knife.

Police speculated that the perpetrator could tie their victims. Later it became known that the attacker immobilized so at least one member of the boarding house.

Came with three blades

About an hour later after the attack the suspect went to the police station and confessed to the crime, saying: “I did It”. It was the 26-year-old Satoshi Uematsu. If it were a bag, where there were three knives with traces of blood.

As it turned out, Satoshi Uematsu previously, he worked in the boarding house. He retired there in February for personal reasons, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to Kyodo.

It is noted that Uematsu for several years, since December 2012, has been caring for the disabled boarding school 50 miles from Tokyo, and in the night of Tuesday went back there to kill them.

The suspect admitted to the police that he wanted to get rid of people with disabilities, saying: “Hang it all, these people!”. However, it is not clear what exactly he meant and what were the motives of the crime.

According to local media reports, the instigator of the massacre was in a mental hospital in February and March of this year, smoked marijuana and was warned that he was going to kill the disabled. February 20 at Satoshi Uematsu on admission blood and urine tested positive for the use of cannabis.

It also became known that on February 18 Uematsu spoke to someone from the house staff with disabilities that wants to kill his guests, this was made known to the police of the city of Funabashi, where the tragedy occurred.

In the same month, according to “Kyodo,” he came to the residence of the President of the chamber of representatives of Parliament of Japan, Tadamori Oshima and handed a letter addressed to him with incoherent text. It allegedly mentioned the possibility of killing people.

Uematsu official arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The medical conclusion about his mental health yet. As stated by the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Acehide Suga, there is no confirmation of when Uematsu with the Islamists.

The biggest tragedy

Massacre in Sagamihara was the biggest crime in recent years. In June 2001, Osaka 37-year-old former janitor Mamoru Takuma armed with a kitchen knife attacked pupils and teachers of the prestigious elementary schools Ikeda. The attack killed eight children at the age of 7-8 years, injured 15 people – 13 children and two teachers. Examination has established that the offender suffered a number of personality disorders, however, the court sentenced him to death. The sentence was executed on 14 September 2004.

In the summer of 2008 on a busy street Chuo Dori in Akihabara (a district in Chiyoda, Tokyo) 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians and then attacked passersby with a knife. In the result, seven people were killed and another ten people injured. The offender was arrested at the scene, he explained his action by the fact that “tired of life”. According to the results of psychological examination Kato was found sane, March 24, 2011 Tokyo district court sentenced him to death. Protection of the defendant appealed the decision, the case was referred to the Supreme court of Japan, which is February 2, 2015, dismissed the appeal, leaving the sentence in force.

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