Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

The crime
Despite the fact that the accused was found, sentenced to death and held in custody for a record term while awaiting her, the case, which will be discussed, is still unsolved.

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On January 26, 1948, a man in a white coat, who introduced himself as an epidemiologist, entered the Teigin branch in the suburb of Tokyo, Shibuya, a few minutes before closing. He explained to bank employees that an epidemic of dysentery had begun in the city and everyone needed to take a remedy. He took out two containers with a red and white liquid from the suitcase, then with a pipette he poured himself on the tongue from the first bottle, and a minute later he poured a little colorless liquid into the cup and drank it. Under the guidance of a physician, all the bank employees did the same.

Very soon, people who took the "medicine" fell to the floor and began to writhe in terrible convulsions. 15 employees of the bank lost consciousness, and later 12 employees and one child of a bank employee died in the hospital.

Photos of several victims of crime.31

The criminal, without haste, took 150 thousand yen (equivalent to 720 US dollars) and fled. Immediately there was an assumption that the robber had experience working with toxic substances. This was indicated by the composure with which he acted. Probably, he took the top safe layer of the substance with a pipette or used an antidote which he had taken the day before to neutralize the poison.

Identikit of the alleged offender.32

On August 21, 1948, the tempera of Sadamishi Hirasawa was arrested in suspicion of committing a crime in the Teigin Bank. After being interrogated by the police, during which, allegedly, torture was used, Hirasawa confessed to robbing a bank.

Hirasawa was caught by the police because of the popular tradition of exchanging business cards. Several months before the robbery of the Teigin Bank, there were several similar cases of robbery using poison. And always the lone poisoner left a business card at the crime scene. Two cards appeared in the case: addressed to Jiro Yamaguchi and Shigeru Matsui. The Yamaguchi card turned out to be fake - there was no such person.
On the second, it was stated that Shigeru Matsui is a member of the prevention department of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

The arrest of Sadishi Hirasawa in his hometown of Otaru (Hokkaido), 1948.33

The investigation found that the business card holder has a solid alibi. Matsui explained that he distributed his business cards to approximately 593 people, but 100 of them were of the type that the robber used. This accuracy was achieved due to the fact that Matsui wrote down the date of handing the card on the back of the business card, which he received in exchange for his.
Thus, the investigators were able to track all the cards. 8 were left unused by the owner, 62 were held by those to whom they were intended, 22 were considered to be irrelevant for various reasons. One of the remaining 8 cards received Hirasawa. And he was arrested.

During the investigative experiment.34

There are several reasons for the arrest. Sadishi Hirasawa could not remember the circumstances under which Shigeru Matsui received his business card. He claimed that he was the victim of pickpocketing and the card was stolen from him. The situation was also aggravated by the fact that during a search of Hirosawa they found part of the money stolen from the bank. Hirosawa himself refused to explain the origin of banknotes.
Later, a version emerged that Sadishi Hiroshawa was silent because he received stolen money as a fee for drawings Shunga, Japanese pornographic pictures.He was afraid that it could damage his reputation as an artist. Finally, under pressure from the investigation, Hirosawa signed a handwritten confession.

Investigative actions.35

The result of the court held later was not difficult to predict. Despite all the efforts of lawyers and weighty arguments about lack of jurisdiction in connection with the partial insanity caused by Korsakov syndrome (a form of amnesia), in 1950 Hirosave was sentenced to death.
In 1955, the Supreme Court of Japan confirmed it and upheld it. During the subsequent years spent in custody, Hirosawa’s lawyers filed 18 requests for review of the case, but the refusal was always followed.

Delivery to court.36

It is noteworthy that in 1985 one of the lawyers recalled in court that according to the Penal Code of Japan, the term of execution of the death sentence is estimated at 30 years and applied for the release of Hirosawa. This was answered that this provision applies if the sentenced offender is on the run, and does not apply to Hirosawa.

In 1987, his health deteriorated, and on May 10, he died of pneumonia in a prison cell, having spent 32 (!) Years in prison awaiting a death sentence.

After the announcement of the death sentence in the Supreme Court.37

Until now, Japan continues to struggle for the rehabilitation of Hirosawa. This is his son, cultural figures, lawyers. Foundations, websites, human rights organizations. But if we admit that Sadamishi Hirosawa is innocent, the question of who committed the massacre in the Teigin Bank remains open.

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    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

    Crime of Sadisha Hirasawa

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