Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This bothers me a lot.

Joji Obara was acquitted in the death of Lucie Blackman almost 7 years ago.

For those who don't remember, and I do as she went missing on my wedding day, Lucie Blackman was a former flight attendant who was working at a hostess club in Tokyo's Roppongi entertainment district.

She was murdered, dismembered and buried in a cave in Kamakura encased in concrete. The police investigated the cave and didn't find her but months later returned and walked far enough in to find the body.

There is no doubt that Obara killed Blackman, but there may be doubt about the level of evidence required for him to be convicted in a court. He has been convicted on several other charges, however. There's no way to know how much or how little satisfaction this result brings to the family.

BBC NEWS | UK | Obara acquitted over Lucie death

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