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NEWS: "Otaku" Murderer Tsutomu Miyazaki Executed on Tuesday


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Isikari



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:30 am Reply with quote
Hate to sound cliche, but good riddance to bad rubbish.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:38 am Reply with quote
agreed Evil or Very Mad
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:41 am Reply with quote
Apparently, the guy actually recorded his crimes, and some industry insiders told me they had to hunt down copies of the tapes to delete and/or destroy them. I'm surprised the families allowed the names of the victims to be released, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:43 am Reply with quote
It doesn't state what method was used to terminate his life, but I hope it was as painful as those children had to feel. But probably it was death by a lethal injection, or summat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:51 am Reply with quote
Nope, hanging. Hanging is still the capital punishment method in japan.

I remember two years ago I had to study this guy on a massive assingment I did on otaku. Reading all the case-studies about his killings...it nearly gave me nightmares. I came close to crying when reading about the grief the parent's felt. When I was researching him I thought he was already dead, and then learnt he wasnt. It's kind of...strange, to have him finaly gone after all this time.
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:59 am Reply with quote
championferret wrote:
Nope, hanging. Hanging is still the capital punishment method in japan.
Good, I hope they did a bad job of it.
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:03 am Reply with quote
Good riddance. One less monster on the planet. I can understand now why some people hate the word "otaku". If THIS is what they though it meant......then I agree. Good thing Japan has the death sentence. My country does not have it (Romania) but it should
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:06 am Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
It doesn't state what method was used to terminate his life, but I hope it was as painful as those children had to feel. But probably it was death by a lethal injection, or summat.

From the 2007 revision of the Japanese Penal Code:
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Article 11. (Death Penalty)
(1) The Death penalty shall be executed by hanging at a penal institution.

For a more complete version of Tsutomu Miyazaki's crimes, see "The Silencing of the Lambs" by Charles T. Whipple.
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championferret



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:35 am Reply with quote
...if you can stomach it, that is. That was what I had to read. It made me so sick and depressed...
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PonSquared
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:53 am Reply with quote
Bye. You won't be missed.
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johjohz



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:59 am Reply with quote
R.I.P
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asimpson2006



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:04 am Reply with quote
One less monster that this world has to deal with. That's all I have to say.
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Case



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:38 am Reply with quote
So, now we can start changing people's minds about otaku being coldhearted murderers?

Sagecat wrote:
Bye. You won't be missed.


asimpson2006 wrote:
One less monster that this world has to deal with. That's all I have to say.


Mohawk52 wrote:
I hope they did a bad job of it.


Wait n/m.
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Jacut



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:10 am Reply with quote
championferret wrote:
Nope, hanging. Hanging is still the capital punishment method in japan.

I remember two years ago I had to study this guy on a massive assingment I did on otaku. Reading all the case-studies about his killings...it nearly gave me nightmares. I came close to crying when reading about the grief the parent's felt. When I was researching him I thought he was already dead, and then learnt he wasnt. It's kind of...strange, to have him finaly gone after all this time.


Yep, me too, I read a lot of stuff about this case for my master's thesis, and I found it strange that he wasn't dead already, 20 years after the case, since Japan still uses death sentence. I guess it's all finished now, but I can't say I'm happy about that, there's nothing good coming from killing a murderer, both him and the justice system are wrong. Well, that's not really the matter here, let's hope that the "otaku" word will be a bit less pejorative in the future (and it already has since Densha Otoko Wink).
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Michi
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:13 am Reply with quote
Case wrote:
So, now we can start changing people's minds about otaku being coldhearted murderers?

Wait n/m.


Wait, what? You think the people that aren't sad about his death think that otaku = murderer somehow?
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