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The seasoned author of the fire, which killed 36 people, was arrested in an animation studio in Kyoto

May 27, 2020

The Japanese authorities arrested the alleged perpetrator of the fire, which killed more than thirty people in an animation studio in Kyoto ten months ago, after he had recovered sufficiently from the serious injuries he suffered. in this incident.

With 36 dead and 33 wounded, the fire in the Kyoto Animation Studio is considered the most serious massacre in recent Japanese history. According to investigators, his alleged perpetrator Shinji Aoba (42) with mental disorders has admitted that he set fire to the building with gasoline in retaliation for the alleged theft of his novel.

The police had been waiting for Aoba to recover to continue with the arrest, which was originally scheduled for January. However, his medical problems and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic delayed formal arrest until Wednesday when the suspect was taken to a police station, the Kiodo agency reports.

The seasoned author of the fire, which killed 36 people, was arrested in an animation studio in Kyoto
The seasoned author of the fire, which killed 36 people, was arrested in an animation studio in Kyoto

“I thought he could kill a lot of people with gasoline,” said the detainee, who, according to the police, sees “no mistake” in the allegations and charges against him.

Kyoto Animation expects Aoba to have “maximum criminal responsibility” for its crimes. “Our late workers will never return and our colleagues’ wounds will never be healed,” the company said in a statement.

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