Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Knifeman who killed 19 at disabled care home pictured SMIRKING in back of police ca

Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of a deadly attack at a facility for the disabled, is seen inside a police car as he is taken to prosecutors, at Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Smirking as he is driven away in the back of a police car, this is the knifeman who killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care home for disabled people in Japan .
Satoshi Uematsu turned himself in following the stabbing spree in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture - Japan's worst mass killing in decades.
The 26-year-old today appeared before public prosecutors as a team of police officers raided his home.
About half a dozen plainclothes officers entered the property as reporters and TV cameras stood by.

ReutersSatoshi Uematsu, suspected of a deadly attack at a facility for the disabled, is seen inside a police car as he is taken to prosecutors, at Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
The 26-year-old turned himself in to police after the stabbing spree
Uematsu was sent from a regional jail in the town of Sagamihara, around 25 miles southwest of Tokyo, to the Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office in Kanagawa prefecture.
Video footage showed him smirking in the back seat of a police car as it drove away.
Uematsu had said in letters he wrote in February that he could "obliterate 470 disabled people" and gave detailed plans of how he would do so, Kyodo news agency reported.
GettyPolice officers escort suspect Satoshi Uematsu in Sagamihara, Japan. A man who claimed he wanted to kill disabled people left at least 19 dead and 26 others injured after a knife attack at a care facility in Sagamihara, Japan
The former care home worker reportedly told police he wanted to rid the world of disabled people
GettyThe house of suspect Satoshi Uematsu in Sagamihara, Japan. A man who claimed he wanted to kill disabled people left at least 19 dead and 26 others injured after a knife attack at a care facility
Police raided Uematsu's home
Uematsu was involuntarily committed to hospital after he expressed a "willingness to kill severely disabled people", an official in Sagamihara said.
He was freed on March 2 after a doctor deemed he had improved and was no longer a threat to himself or others, the official said.
The affair has shocked a nation where the crime rate is low and such mass killings rare.
GettyPolice officers escort suspect Satoshi Uematsu in Sagamihara, Japan. A man who claimed he wanted to kill disabled people left at least 19 dead and 26 others injured after a knife attack at a care facility in Sagamihara, Japan
The suspect was seen hidden with a blanket
GettyRescue personnel outside the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre
Rescue personnel outside the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre
It has also sparked debate on whether and how the system for involuntary commitment and aftercare broke down, since Uematsu had previously made clear his intent to commit the crime.
"Involuntary commitment is done forcefully by the authorities ... If the time period drags on longer than necessary, it becomes a serious violation of human rights," Asahi newspaper said in an editorial on Tuesday.
Kyodo/via REUTERSPolice officers are seen near a facility for the disabled where at least 19 people were killed
Emergency services at the scene on Monday
"However there were warning signs before the incident," the paper added. "Was the treatment and outwatch of the man sufficient? It is vital to closely examine the system of support for the man and his family, and the contacts between the medical system and the police."

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