Who is Takahiro Shiraishi? Takahiro Shiraishi Bio/Wiki
After being found guilty of nine murders in 2017, a 30-year-old Japanese man named Takahiro Shiraishi was sentenced to death when police uncovered the dismembered bodies of Takahiro Shiraishi’s victims in separate containers and locations around his Tokyo flat, according to the New York Times.
He is 30 years old.
Dubbed the “Twitter Killer,” Shiraishi confessed to the murders and told the court that on the social media site, he would locate and attract young women who shared suicidal thoughts, then either offer to kill themselves or help them take their own lives.
National Public Radio reported that Shiraishi said during the trial, “It was easier for me to persuade and exploit people with concerns and other problems into my way of thinking.
Shiraishi’s defense was attempting to prove that eight young women and one man were guilty of killing Shiraishi, who according to the Japan Times, ranged in age from 15 to 26 and wanted their client to kill them. But when it came down to it the New York Times reported that Shiraishi told the judge, ‘Not a single one of my victims consented.’
according to the Japan Times, Shiraishi told the Tokyo District Court.”I humbly admit my guilt and will accept the punishment,”
Takahiro Shiraishi aka Twitter killer, the Japanese man who murdered 9 people after contacting them on Twitter has been sentenced to death pic.twitter.com/eOcuXhSAiR
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The New York Times reported that when he worked as an escort service recruiter in one of Tokyo’s red-light districts, Shiraishi learned how to attract women, a hustle he learned after falling out with his father and needing money.
In the case of the victims of Twitter, the initial aim was to raise money from the young women he attracted, whom he would meet and complement strongly in an attempt to overcome their insecurities.
The New York Times, according to it, “Shiraishi turned to murder after he began to fear that one of the women he met would demand that he repay the money she had lent him.”
The New York Times confirmed that he had informed the court, “I had a hard time making up my mind to do it, but I had done illegal things on a daily basis as part of my work as a scout and had internalized the idea that ‘It’s only a problem if you get caught,’ If they hadn’t caught me. I would regret nothing,”
Japan executes prisoners annually, though at a slower pace than the U.S. According to the Death Penalty Website, inmates there are executed by hanging.
The date of the execution is kept a secret by the inmate as well as his family. It is only on the morning of his execution that the prisoner is informed.
In 2019, according to Amnesty International, there were three executions in the region.