Is this the image of a guy who in his bio at LinkedIn stated (implying he graduated) he attended New York School of Law who has been sitting in a prison cell in Yokohama since last year July 29, 2015 arrested for being involved in the death of a Japanese woman? Or a guy who claimed he “helped a Japanese corporation expand and modernize?” A news article appeared February 1, 2016 on Gregory Gumo’s case in which Gumo remained silent in court with the prosecution unable to convict Gumo for the death of Mariko Akitaya who was wrapped in a vinyl sheet, tied with nylon rope, weighted with a concrete block then tossed out of a boat by Gumo. It appears now that the prosecution cannot prove with absolute certainty that Akitaya was alive before her body was thrown into the water in Miura despite the initial autopsy report indicating she had water in her lungs.
Imagine the state of mind of this guy when he wrapped Akitaya in a vinyl sheet then tossed her body into the water thinking she was already dead? In this article published below, the Yokohama District Prosecutors Office appears to be giving up on a murder conviction. The lawyer for Gumo stated they needed more “conclusive scientific evidence” to prove with certainty whether or not Akitaya was dead before or after she was thrown in the water. The defense for Gumo apparently feels there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate Akitaya drown after being thrown in the water while trying to avoid an indictment for involuntary murder. In this court proceeding, Gumo again remained silent when asked if he was guilty or not. The trial will continue to prosecute Gumo for the “abandonment of a body.”
At some point Akitaya went into unconsciousness and that is when Gumo tossed her into the water in Miura. Did Gumo know whether or not she was alive or dead when he wrapped her in the vinyl sheet? Did he check her pulse or hear her faint breathing? What was this guy thinking dragging her out of the car, loading her body on a boat then callously tossing her in the water like taking out the daily trash? So, it appears Gumo goes back to his jail cell in Yokohama while the police and prosecutors go back to their original arrest warrant for “abandoning a body.” If indicted for “abandoning a body” what is the jail sentence on that? A few months? A year? The people who have contacted me over the months who know Gumo or came in contact with him despise the guy. Go read some of the comments at posts on Gumo’s case and people will see this. This guy is definitely one very deeply disturbed person.
News coverage: 検察側 殺人罪での起訴を断念か