Japan’s Twitter killer Takahiro Shirashi sentenced to death

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Takahiro Shirashi was arrested in 2011.

The man who killed nine people has been sentenced to death in Japan after being contacted via social media platform Twitter. This high-profile case shook the whole of Japan.

Takahiro Shirashi, popularly known as the ‘Twitter killer’, was arrested in 201 flats when human body parts were found in his flat.

During interrogation, the 300-year-old Takahiro confessed that he had committed the murder and damaged the victim’s limbs. Most of them were women whom he met on social media platforms.

Discussions on how to ‘commit suicide’ on online platforms intensified after the serial murder case was uncovered.