Japan: Shinzo Abe's killer indicted for murder, Yamagami shot former PM for this reason

Shinzo Abe Murder: Tetsuya Yamagami has been charged with killing former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and violating the Arms Control Act. Yamagami is handed over to the police.

Japan: Shinzo Abe's killer indicted for murder, Yamagami shot former PM for this reason

Japan Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Murder: Prosecutors have formally filed a murder case against the suspected accused of killing former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

The Yomiuri newspaper reports that the Nara District Public Prosecutor's Office has charged 42-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami with murder. Accused Yamagami was detained for six months for mental examination after the assassination of Shinzo Abe. Now he has been handed over to the police. 

The attacker was arrested

Prosecutors say Yamagami is now fully fit to stand trial. Apart from the murder case, he has also been booked for violating the Arms Control Act. In July last year, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead in Nara, Japan. After this the attacker was arrested immediately. 

Killed because of the controversial Unification Church

Yamagami said that his mother made large donations to the Unification Church, which bankrupted their family and ruined his life. At the same time, many Japanese have expressed sympathy for Yamagami. Thousands of people have signed an apology petition in his favor.

Family caught in financial difficulties

Significantly, Yamagami's mother had sold her company in 2005 after her husband's death. Also donated heavily to the church. This left Yamagami's family in financial difficulties. He felt neglected. After this development, Japan's PM Fukio Kishida removed several members of his cabinet in August 2022 due to their affiliation with the Unification Church.