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Japan prosecutors indict Yamagami for murder of ex-prime minister Abe – report

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Japan prosecutors indict Yamagami for murder of ex-prime minister Abe – report

INDICTED. Tetsuya Yamagami, suspected of killing former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, is escorted by police officers as he is taken to prosecutors, at Nara-nishi police station in Nara, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 10, 2022.

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The Nara District Public Prosecutors Office indicts Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, on murder charges as well as for violating gun laws after concluding a roughly six-month psychiatric evaluation

TOKYO, Japan – Japanese prosecutors on Friday, January 13, indicted the man suspected of killing former prime minister Shinzo Abe, Yomiuri newspaper reported.

The Nara District Public Prosecutors Office indicted Tetsuya Yamagami, 42, on murder charges as well as for violating gun laws after concluding a roughly six-month psychiatric evaluation, the report said.

In a crime that shocked the world, Yamagami had been arrested on the spot on July 8 after allegedly shooting Abe with a handmade gun while the former premier was giving a speech at an election campaign in the western city of Nara.

He reportedly held a grudge against the controversial Unification Church for impoverishing his family as it persuaded his mother to donate around 100 million yen ($774,700), and blamed Abe for promoting the religious organization. – Rappler.com

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