For the Japanese boxer spent 46 years in prison
• For the Japanese boxer spent 46 years in prison
Almost half a century of professional boxer held in the chamber, expecting the death sentence. In the past, successful athlete with great prospects, he was accused of the murder of his boss, his wife and two children. Fate played with the Japanese Iwao Hakamada cruel joke, in the prime of depriving him of his hopes for the future.
The murder, which accused Khakamada was committed June 30, 1966. The victim was the head of a large firm, which produced bean paste. He was found dead in his home. Also they found the bodies of his wife and two children of a businessman. After the massacre perpetrator set fire to the house and fled. Suspicion fell on the working of the same company Iwao Hakamada. At the factory found a shirt spattered with blood. It was hidden in a vat with the ingredients for the production of pasta and Khakamada could belong according to the investigators. The trial went on for about two years.
In September 1968, the district court in Shizuoka delivered its verdict. Hakamada was sentenced to death, only practiced in Japan way - by hanging. Besides the bloody shirt, the main argument was the recognition of Iwao. As established in our time, in order to achieve this recognition, the Japanese tortured.
The Japanese press, a lot written about this case, resulting in the words of Khakamada, who spoke to relatives and lawyers shocking details. His interrogation lasted 23 consecutive days. All this time he was beaten, were not allowed to drink, not taken out to the toilet in an attempt to break the will and forced to sign the protocol, according to which Khakamada pleads guilty to murder of four people. As a result, he's signed. The court was relentless and appointed athlete capital punishment. Almost 30 years sentenced trying to force the authorities to reconsider his case. He succeeded in 1980. But the revision of Japan's Supreme Court has not brought the expected results. the legality of the previous judgment was confirmed.
"Three years later, Hakamada wrote to his son:" I will prove to you that your father did not kill anyone police know it better than anyone, and the judges, who led the case, too, I will break this iron chain and return to you "- said".. The Japan Daily Press ". In addition to children, convicted on the outside waiting for his elder sister Hideki Khakamada, who also made every effort to secure his release. She forced three lawyers to appeal the decision.
All the while, her brother kept on death row in complete isolation. Iwao Hakamada understood that every day of his life may be the last. At any moment the door would open, and under escort it can deliver to the room where the ceiling hangs a rope. In this state, he spent 46 years. Almost thirty of them, he was able to hold out, but then his mind began to leave the prisoner. It became incoherent, he began to refuse visits from his family.
After the verdict passed 44 years old, when his sister, Hideki was able to achieve the purpose of DNA-test. It was found that the blood on the shirt itself does not belong to Iwao, and another person. It was decided to reconsider the matter. The procedure lasted about two years, until March 2014. Hakamada was able to get out of jail. After the verdict passed 44 years old, when his sister, Hideki was able to achieve the purpose of DNA-test. It was found that the blood on the shirt itself does not belong to Iwao, and another person. It was decided to reconsider the matter. The procedure lasted about two years, until March 2014. Hakamada was able to get out of jail.
His case made in the Guinness Book of Records. Hakamada was recognized as a man who arrived in the longest time on death row. This sad experience affected the state of the Japanese, by that time become a very old man. Stooping, with bloated face without expression, Khakamada did not seem elated about his release. When he first appeared before reporters, he was asked what he wants to eat. Iwao was silent, with downcast eyes, but in the end said, "I want a beer and cake."
For a long time after his release, former prisoners on death row could not smile. Emotions seemed no longer available to him. However, the concerns of his sister, he gradually began to return to normal. Now the 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada living life of an ordinary Japanese pensioner.