Hiroaki Hidaka

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Hiroaki Hidaka
Hidaka 000.jpg
Hidaka's 1996 mugshot
Born April 1962
Miyazaki, Japan
Died 25 December 2006(2006-12-25) (aged 44)
Japan
Cause of death Hanging
Occupation Taxi driver
Criminal penalty Death
Children 1
Killings
Victims 4
Span of killings
April 18, 1996–September 14, 1996
Country Japan
State(s) Hiroshima
Date apprehended
September 21, 1996

Hiroaki Hidaka (日高 広明, Hidaka Hiroaki, April 1962 – 25 December 2006) was a Japanese serial killer.

Early life[edit]

Hidaka was born in the Miyazaki Prefecture. He was originally an excellent student, but he failed to enter the University of Tsukuba, his target college. He entered the Fukuoka University instead, but eventually dropped out. He often borrowed money, drank and went to prostitutes. In April 1989, he moved to Hiroshima and began to work as a taxi driver.

Hidaka married in 1991, and had a daughter in 1993, but his wife entered a mental hospital.

Murders[edit]

Hidaka killed and robbed four women between April and September 1996. One of his victims was a 16-year-old girl who engaged in Enjo kōsai. He was arrested on September 21, 1996.

Trial and execution[edit]

The district court in Hiroshima sentenced Hidaka to death on February 9, 2000, a sentence that he did not appeal. He was executed by hanging on December 25, 2006.[1][2][3] After his execution, his lawyer, Shuichi Adachi, protested that he had been illegally refused access to his client by prison authorities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four prisoners executed in Japan". BBC. 2006-12-25. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Four hanged on Christmas Day". London: The Times. 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  3. ^ "DEATH PENALTY NEWS". Amnesty International. December 2006. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Lawyer to sue after prison bars meeting before inmate is executed". The Japan Times. 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

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