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The suspect arrested for the Kyoto Animation arson attack was deemed mentally competent to stand trial and indicted today in Japan. Medical experts had been examining the suspect, who has a documented history of mental illness but concluded his premeditated actions make him criminally liable.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Finally some closure will hopefully be coming to those affected by his cruel and heinous crime. I don’t wish death upon him but he should be locked away where he cannot kill anymore and hopefully live the rest of his life regretting his actions that day.