Saturday 18 July 2015

Serial Killers: Futoshi Matsunaga

Born: April 28, 1961

Number of victims: 7+

Date of murders: 1996 - 1998

Method of murder: Strangulation / Starvation / Electrocution

Location:  Kitakyushu / Fukuoka, Japan 

A horrendously depraved serial killer, Futoshi Matsunaga, along with his lover, Junko Ogata, killed seven people, holding them prisoner in their Fukuoka, Japan, apartment between February 1996 and June 1998 and systematically torturing them to death.

The victims (who included two children) were subjected to electric shocks, starvation. and exposure. They were beaten, strangled, burned and forced to attack one another. Even more shocking, six of the victims were Ogata’s relatives.

The motive for the crimes was ostensibly financial, with Mutsunaga extorting money from his captives by promising them, or their loved ones, freedom or certain privileges. However, there can be little doubt that the warped couple enjoyed the agonies they heaped on those under their control.

Eventually arrested in March 2002, after one of their captives escaped, Matsunaga and Ogata were tried, found guilty and sentenced to death. Ogata’s sentence was later commuted to life in prison. 

Read the horrific story of Futoshi Matsunaga, plus 29 more serial killer cases in 
Human Monsters Vol. 4. Available now on Amazon

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