Japan: a Peruvian sentenced to death for six murders

News 9 March, 2018
  • Tomasz Zajda – stock.adobe.com


    Friday, 9 march 2018 02:51

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    TOKYO, Japan | Peruvian, convicted of the murder of six people in Japan in 2015, has been sentenced to death Friday, a-t-on learned from a spokesperson of the tribunal of the prefecture of Saitama.

    Vayron Jonathan Nakada Ludena, 32 years old, had been arrested in 2015 after the discovery of the bodies of six people, stabbed to death, in a residential area near Tokyo.

    The bodies of the victims, a 41 year old woman and her two daughters, aged 10 and seven years old, a couple in their fifties and a woman of 84 years of age, had been found in their houses located in the suburbs, usually without a history of Kumagaya, north-east of the capital.

    Mr. Nakada Ludena had apparently been caught in a murderous frenzy as he fled a police station where he was interrogated for suspicions of trespassing in the same neighborhood.

    His lawyers had requested an acquittal, arguing that their client suffers from schizophrenia and was therefore unfit to be tried at a trial, according to public television NHK.

    The trial has generated great interest in Japan, where crime is very low, and according to the NHK, 500 people waited in line Friday morning to attend the announcement of the verdict.

    According to sources within the offices managing the records of identity in Peru, Mr. Nakada Ludena is the brother of Pablo Nakada Ludena, nicknamed “the apostle of death” for killing 25 people in this country between 2000 and 2006.

    He was diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenic and has attempted suicide. Since 2007, he is detained in a prison psychiatric to the east of the capital, Lima.