Keio Line stabbing victim lost his job with residual injuries, 24 million yen in vehicle repair costs…damage that even the defendant did not anticipate. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Keio Line stabbing victim lost his job with residual injuries, 24 million yen in vehicle repair costs…damage that even the defendant did not anticipate.

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‘I remember riding the train, but unfortunately I don’t remember being stabbed in the chest. After the incident, it became difficult for me to run or ride my bike, which I used to love to do. I can’t even write the first letter of my name well. …… If I couldn’t take responsibility, I wanted nothing to do with it” (male victim A)

On June 27, male victim A, who appeared for witness examination in a wheelchair, described the aftereffects of the damage and the day of the incident while suppressing his anger.’ On Halloween Day, October 31, 2009, he stabbed a passenger on the Keio Line running through Chofu City, Tokyo, and set the train on fire. Kyota Hattori, 26, was charged with attempted murder and other crimes for attempting to kill a total of 13 people.

Defendant Hattori immediately after the crime. He was sitting on the seat smoking a cigarette. He had moved to Tokyo from his hometown in Fukuoka, and was sleeping in a hotel in Hachioji, Tokyo, while he was looking for the right moment to commit the crime.

Hattori had tried to commit suicide in the past. At first, he said that he wanted to be executed by committing mass murder because he could not die, and that he wanted to imitate the passenger attacks that occurred on the Odakyu Line. However, at his first trial on March 26, he admitted to attempted murder of victim A, but denied part of the charge of attempted murder of 12 people by arson, saying, “I don’t admit to attempted murder.

The prosecutors found 22 empty cans of lighter fluid in the hotel room in Hachioji, Tokyo, where Hattori was staying prior to the crime, which means that he had at least 3 liters of fluid wrapped around his car. The prosecutors believe that he had the intention of attempted murder” (reporter from the society department of a national newspaper).

From Hattori’s Facebook page. He was not a prominent person in his hometown. At his first trial, Hattori said he committed the crime because of a breakup with his girlfriend.

Mr. A, who was stabbed by Hattori in the incident, continued, “On the day of the incident, it was late at night.

On the day of the incident, I was riding the train to work late at night. After I was stabbed, I was not worried if my body would return to normal while I was in the hospital. It bothers my family. It bothers my friends. I was very anxious and worried about …… losing my income. I was finally discharged from the hospital in March ’22, but I could not put food in my mouth properly. I sometimes sneak food that I have dropped and eat it with my hands because I can’t pinch it well with chopsticks.

I resigned at the end of last year because I cannot continue the same job as before the incident with my current body. I am supporting my wife and two children with workman’s compensation insurance.

Defendant Hattori listens to Ms. A’s story with a downcast look on his face throughout. Later in the trial, the victim of the portion of the trial in which defendant Hattori denied attempted murder was examined as a witness. Passenger B, who took the witness stand, described how Hattori defendant approached him with a knife.

He said, “The Hattori defendant was sprinkling liquid in a plastic bottle on the passenger, who was concentrating on the connecting part of the car and could not move, and it was also on my forehead. He had a lit Zippo lighter in his hand. I immediately thought of the KyoAni arson case and thought that I was going to be burned to death. Then, as I ran frantically across the slimy floor toward another car, I heard a loud “thump” from behind me and saw a large red flame burning.

When the train made an emergency stop at Kokuryo Station, not far from Shonan Station, passengers rushed to evacuate through the train windows.

Another man in his 40s said that he had to go to a psychosomatic clinic after the incident and was forced to take a leave of absence from July of last year until this year, and that he could not stop shaking when he got on the train. Several other passengers, including a teenage woman who can no longer ride the train for long periods of time and avoids taking the train itself, revealed the trauma they have suffered in their hearts.

Hattori set the train on fire, rendering it inoperable. The cost to repair the vehicle was about 24.3 million yen. It is possible that Hattori will be responsible for this compensation as well.

If a mistake had been made, there could have been many victims in this case. Passengers who took the witness stand said in unison, “I hope the culprit will be punished severely and appropriately.

Defendant Hattori was in his hometown of Fukuoka. After working at a call center, he moved from place to place looking for a place to commit the crime, including Kobe. He came up with the idea of committing the crime on the train, referring to the Odakyu Line murder case.

Hattori moved to Tokyo from Fukuoka to commit the crime and had blonde hair at the time of the incident. At the time of the trial, he had black hair and a rounded head and a calm appearance.

Now that he has woken up from the high of the crime, what does Hattori, who ruined the lives of the victims for his own reasons, think about now?

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