Oct 1, 2020

Japan 'Twitter killer' pleads guilty to murders

A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country. Dubbed the "Twitter killer", Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found in his flat. If convicted of murder, Mr Shiraishi faces the death penalty, which is carried out by hanging in Japan. The serial killings shocked Japan when they were exposed and triggered a renewed debate about websites on which suicide is discussed. Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey said at the time the case was "Extremely" sad..

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