Kanae Kijima

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The case has generated large curiosity in Japan

A Japanese lady who murdered three lovers in a so-called “black widow” case faces execution after the Supreme Court docket rejected her remaining attraction.

Kanae Kijima, now 42, met the three males, aged 41, 53 and 80, on-line within the Tokyo space in 2009.

Motivated by monetary acquire, she poisoned them with carbon monoxide after giving them sleeping drugs.

It may take years for the hanging of Kijima, who has married twice since being caught, to be carried out.

The dying penalty is supported by the vast majority of the Japanese public.

Kijima burned charcoal briquettes to generate the carbon monoxide when poisoning the lads. She killed all three inside an eight-month interval in 2009.

Her defence workforce had argued it was possible the lads had taken their very own lives.

The prosecution case was largely primarily based on circumstantial proof. Prosecutors mentioned she killed the lads so she wouldn’t should pay again the cash that they had given her.

A court docket discovered her responsible in 2012 and the choose mentioned there might be no room for leniency.

The sentence received overwhelming public help in a case that has generated large curiosity. Greater than 1,000 folks queued for fewer than 50 seats to listen to the unique verdict.

The Supreme Court docket has now backed the ruling that she killed Takao Terada, 53, Kenzo Ando, 80, and Yoshiyuki Oide, 41. An earlier attraction was thrown out by the Excessive Court docket in 2014.

Kijima, who writes a weblog from her detention centre, mentioned in a publish on Thursday: “I hope to see you once more someplace sometime.”

She has modified her surname to Doi whereas on dying row.

In a similar case, 70-year-old Chisako Kakehi is awaiting trial for the alleged killing of a number of males.

The time period “black widow” derives from the feminine spider that eats its companion after mating.