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Man kicks diner to death for taking chair he used for his feet

By Mason White 5:02 PM March 18, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after kicking a diner to death because he took away his chair that he used for his feet, prosecutors in Japan said.

At the Tokyo District Court, 38-year-old Shinichiro Imanishi pleaded guilty to fatally assaulting 49-year-old Hisao Kitajima at a restaurant.

The court heard that Imanishi, weighing 265 pounds, threw Kitajima to the ground, kicking and stomping his face before getting back to his chair to finish his food.

Kitajima fell into a coma and died of his injuries two days later.

According to the police investigation, the fight broke out when Kitajima pulled away a chair from Imanishi, which he used to rest his feet on.

Imanishi told diners after killing Kitajima that he needs to finish his meal because he is surely going to jail.