JP: Zushi ordered to pay ¥1.1 mil. damages for information leak that led to murder

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.

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