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Nagasaki Mayor's Killer Confesses

Alleged gangster apologizes in court as trial opens

(Newser) - The Japanese man accused of killing the mayor of Nagasaki last April has admitted to the crime, the BBC reports. "I apologize to Mayor Iccho Ito and his family from the bottom of my heart," Tetsuya Shiroo said today on the first day of his trial. An alleged... More »

Mobster Guns Down Nagasaki Mayor

Officials attribute slaying to grudge against city

(Newser) - The mayor of Nagasaki was murdered yesterday by a gangster affiliated with Japan's largest organized-crime syndicate. The assassin, who shot Iccho Ito twice in the back, reportedly was steamed that the city refused to pay for damages to his car after he drove it into a hole at a construction... More »

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