Year / Masaru's age / Occurrence
1926 0 Masaru Okunishi was born in Nabari, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
1942 16 Masaru got a job at a railroad corporation.
1944 18 Masaru got military call-up paper.
1945 19 Masaru was demobilized and returned to the railroad corporation.
1947 21 Masaru got married with his wife Chieko.
1947～1960 21～34 A son and a daughter were born.
1961, March 28th 35 Nabari Doku-Budoshu Jiken （Nabari Poisonous-Wine Murder Cace ) had occurred.
Five women were killed. One of them was Masaru's wife, Chieko whose age was thirty four.
1961, April 3rd 35 Masaru was arrested by Mie Prefectural Police.
1961, April 24th 35 Masaru was prosecuted by Tsu District Public Prosecutor's Office.
1964, December 23rd 38 Masaru was found not guilty at the first trial held in Tsu District Court.
1969, September 10th 43 Overruling the district court decision, Nagoya High Court passed sentence Masaru guilty and death penalty.
He's started his life in jail since this moment.
1969, September 16th 43 Masaru made a final appeal to the Supreme Court.
1972, June 15th 46 The Supreme Court rejected it and the death penalty had become final and binding.
1973～1976 47～50 Masaru had filed from first petition for retrial to fourth one by himself because he didn't have money to consult a lawer.
All of the petitions were rejected.
1977 ～2002 51～76 Masaru's defense team had filed the fifth and sixth petition for retrial.
Both were rejected.
2003 77 Masaru had a surgery on his stomach cancer.
2005 79 Nagoya High Court ordered of commencement of retrial at the seventh petition for retrial.
2006 80 Nagoya High Court ordered rescission of the ruling.
2010 84 The Supreme Court reversed the rescission and remanded to Nagoya High Court.
2012, May 25th 86 Nagoya High Court ordered rescission of the ruling again.
2012, June 11th 86 Masaru was transfered from Nagoya Jail to Hachioji Medical Prison.
2013～2014 87～88 The eighth petition for retrial was filed and rejected.
2015, May 15th 89 The nineth petition for retrial has been filed.
These are the history of Mr. Masaru Okunishi whose news of the eighth petition for retrial motived me of starting this blog last June.
Mr. Masaru Okunishi have been fighting to prove his innocence for nearly half a century in jail.
As I read the books and news letters about him, it was felt that his indomitable spirit should be memorized.
More people should know how he's been fighting for.
He is alive.
Sure, he's not been giving up either.
Shoko Egawa, Nabari Doku-Budoshu Satsujin Jiken-Rokuninme no Giseisya-, Tokyo, Iwanami Syoten, 2011.
Tokai Terebi Shuzaihan, Nabari Doku-Budoshu Jiken- Shikeishu no Hanseiki-, Tokyo, Iwanami Syoten, 2013.