Yokohama “flim-flam” man Gregory Gumo receives 1 year and 6 month prison sentence

Mariko Akitaya in Bali

Mariko Akitaya in Bali

After getting tipped off yesterday on the outcome of the Yokohama flim-flam man Gregory Gumo’s legal status, it appears to most everyone’s chagrin, the Yokohama flim-flam man was sentenced on My 25th to 1 year and 6 months in prison by the Yokohama District Court. The prison sentence of such a short duration has surprised almost everyone following this case since last year July, 2015. The prosecution was trying to get a 2 year and 6 month sentence instead of what was given. It apparently reflects being found guilty of only “abandoning a body” and not for murder. Since the public won’t receive court transcripts, unless requested I’m not sure, indicating exactly what Gumo’s involvement was in what looks like Akitaya committing suicide while with Gumo, most can only surmise.

It has been suggested that the deceased (not found to have been murdered) Mariko Akitaya, might have had money returned to the Akitaya family which might explain the short prison sentence. If readers go to the linked News24 website below, there is a short news video announcing the verdict on Gregory Gumo. The Yokohama District Court decided from the evidence provided to them, that it was not the intent of Gumo to “murder Akitaya.” In the Japanese legal system, this is an important aspect while deciding outcomes in cases where death resulting in suspicious circumstances has occurred. After Gumo’s prison sentence ends people are warned to steer clear of this guy especially if you are a female.  This should have become more than obvious by now.  It is unknown if his visa will be revoked forcing Gumo out of Japan after serving his prison sentence.
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Source: News24

三浦市女性死体遺棄 グモ被告に実刑判決

2016年5月25日 20:57

去年7月、交際していた秋田谷まり子さんを神奈川県三浦市の海に捨てたとして死体遺棄の罪に問われている米国人のグレゴリー・グモ被告の裁判で、横浜地裁は25日、「動機は身勝手で酌量の余地はない」などとして、懲役1年6か月の実刑判決を言い渡した。

アメリカ人のグレゴリー・グモ被告(41)は去年7月、三浦市で交際していた秋田谷まり子さん(当時42)を袋に入れ、海に捨てたとして、死体遺棄の罪に問われている。検察側は懲役2年6か月を求刑していた。

25日の判決で、横浜地裁は「死体を遺棄するために袋やロープなどを自宅に取りに行った上で犯行に及んでいて、動機は身勝手で酌量の余地はない」などとして、グモ被告に懲役1年6か月の実刑判決を言い渡した。

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