Suspect Charged With Murder Of Late Japanese PM

Suspect was immediately arrested after allegedly murdering the former prime minister with a homemade gun
A photograph of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe is displayed during his state funeral in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK ROBICHON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK ROBICHON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On Friday, Japanese prosecutors officially charged the suspect in the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  • Tetsuya Yamagami was charged with murder, in addition to violating a gun control law, and will now stand trial.
  • Yamagami has reportedly admitted to police that he killed Abe because of his links to the Unification Church.

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