Japanese 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for murders of 9 people
Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands as he is transported to the prosecutor’s office from a police station in Tokyo on November 1, 2017.

A Japanese court ruled to execute Takahiro Shiraishi, nicknamed “the Twitter killer”, who was convicted of killing nine people after communicating with them on the social networking site (Twitter) and luring them into his home, where he carried out his crime.

Takahiro, 30, confessed to killing 8 women and a man after police found bones and human parts hidden in a refrigerator in his home.

Tokyo Criminal Court judge, Naokuni Yano, described the death sentence against the serial killer as fair, describing what he committed as “a very sinister act in the country’s criminal record.”

Japanese police investigations revealed that Takahiro committed his crimes after his neighbors reported a foul smell emanating from his home, in October 2017.

Takahiro recounted terrifying details of the crimes he carried out, as he searched for ways to mutilate the bodies of the victims, using a saw and a cleaver, while police witnesses indicated that they found human heads and 240 pieces of bone, which were subjected to DNA analysis to reveal the identities of their owners.

Takahiro targeted his victims among people with suicidal tendencies, though two Twitter accounts, claiming that he was able to help them carry out their suicide.

Takahiro, 30, confessed to killing 8 women and a man after police found bones and human parts hidden in a refrigerator in his home.

Tokyo Criminal Court judge, Naokuni Yano, described the death sentence against the serial killer as fair, describing what he committed as a “very sinister act in the country’s criminal record,” according to the British newspaper “The Sun”, citing the “Japan Times“.

Japanese police investigations revealed that Takahiro committed his crimes after his neighbors reported a foul smell emanating from his home, in October 2017.

Takahiro recounted terrifying details of the crimes he carried out, as he searched for ways to mutilate the bodies of the victims, using a saw and a cleaver, while police witnesses indicated that they found human heads and 240 pieces of bone, which were subjected to DNA analysis to reveal the identities of their owners.

Takahiro targeted his victims among people with suicidal tendencies, though two Twitter accounts, claiming that he was able to help them carry out their suicide.

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