Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP
Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP
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Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ Takahiro Shiraishi sentenced to death for nine murders

  • He confessed to murdering, dismembering and storing the bodies of nine people who had posted suicidal thoughts on social media
  • Whether Shiraishi killed the victims with their consent was the major point of contention in the trial

Topic |   Japan
Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP
Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. Photo: AFP
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