Jan 192018

Those of you who are old enough to remember the Rebecca Schaeffer murder may see some similarities in this case.

Jiji Press reports:

A branch of Yokohama District Court on Monday ordered the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, to pay ¥1.1 million in damages for leaking information that led to the murder of a 33-year-old woman by a stalker.

The victim, Rie Miyoshi, was stabbed to death at her home in Zushi on Nov. 6, 2012. The stalker, her former boyfriend, obtained her address from the city government through a private detective. The stalker, 40, killed himself at the murder scene immediately after taking her life.

Read more on The Japan News.

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