Man killed 19 because ‘disabled people only create unhappiness’

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Man killed 19 because ‘disabled people only create unhappiness’

Now the Japanese former care-giver will be hanged for his special-needs home rampage

AFP

A Japanese man has been sentenced to death for the stabbing murder of 19 disabled people at a care home, in one of the country’s worst mass killings.

Satoshi Uematsu never disputed his involvement in the grisly rampage but his lawyers entered a plea of not guilty, arguing the 30-year-old was suffering a “mental disorder” linked to his use of marijuana.

The court ruled that the former employee of the facility deserved no leniency over the 2016 attack, which shocked the country...

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