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Death of a Japanese lady

Death of a Japanese lady

Death of a Japanese lady
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After denying killing his ex-girlfriend in France, a Chilean man on Tuesday reaffirmed his denial ahead of the decision in the high-profile case.

To study French, Narumi Kurosaki, a promising scholarship student at age 21, spent the summer of 2016 in eastern city Besancon. On December 4th, she vanished.

When she died, her ex-boyfriend, Nicolas Zepeda, was the last person to see her alive.

A jury of six and three judges in the city of Besançon returned to discuss their judgement after 31-year-old Narumi Zepeda pleaded not guilty to murder.

However, “I am neither a murderer nor the killer of Narumi,” said the defendant in his first French-language statement in court.

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Throughout Zepeda’s trial, which started on March 29th, he insisted he was innocent.

The prosecution, on the other hand, indicated on Monday that it felt he was guilty and had requested for a life sentence.

The court might sentence him to life in jail even if he is not found guilty of premeditated murder because of his relationship with the victim.

When Taeko Kurosaki appeared in court, she had a photo of her daughter Narumi close to her heart.

She labelled Zepeda a “liar” and declared that “this devil cannot stay free” in her testimony last week.

Prosecutors allege that Zepeda was unable to deal with the couple’s breakup, coming to Besancon to kill Kurosaki in her student dorm room before dumping the body in the forests of the rugged Jura region.

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Kurosaki’s body has yet to be discovered.

Some of Kurosaki’s friends received strange messages in the following days from her social networking accounts, which police believe were sent by Zepeda.

On December 13, a university official reported her missing more than a week after her disappearance.

In Spain, the suspect had spent several days with a relative before returning to Chile.

His confession to Chilean police said that Kurosaki was still alive when they parted ways the next morning.

He was extradited from his country to France in 2020.

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