JAPAN EXECUTIONS – Japan executes man over 2008 truck-ramming, stabbing rampage

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Japan on Tuesday executed a man who in 2008 killed seven people in a rampage in a crowded Tokyo shopping district, the Ministry of Justice said.

Tomohiro Kato, 39, was sentenced to death for running over and killing three people with a truck at an Akihabara district intersection in a vehicle-free pedestrian zone, before getting out and fatally stabbing four people. Another 10 people were injured.