Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ Takahiro Shiraishi has been sentenced to death

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Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017.

The man who killed 9 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 Shiraishi, known as the ‘Twitter killer’, was arrested in 2017 after human body parts were found in his flat.

During interrogation, Takahiro, 30, confessed to killing and damaging the victim’s limbs. Most of them were women he met on social media platforms.

After the serial murder case came to light, the discussion on how to talk about ‘suicide’ on the online online platform gained momentum.