Death Sentence For Killer Curry

570_chicken_katsu_curryMasumi Hayashi, 47, of Wakayama, Japan has been sentenced to death for a mass poisoning that occurred at a summer festival in 1998. The Court found that Hayashi, angry after a dispute with her neighbors, had laced the community curry with arsenic. Four people died and 60 were sickened in the incident.

The Japanese Supreme Court rarely applies the death penalty, reserving it for cases that revolt the public conscience. Once sentenced, inmates are likely to remain on death row for years while all of the avenues for appeal are exhausted. [Reuters; Image]


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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