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Company president gets probation for killing her employee who did not take work seriously

By Mason White 3:46 AM February 24, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
A company president was arrested on a charge of murder after killing her employee because he had a bad attitude at work, police in Japan said.

Now, 47-year-old Miyuki Muto of Nagoya, has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to murder in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Haruhiko Masumoto.

Numerous people have expressed their outrage over the lenient sentence, but the judge pointed out that Muto made and out of court settlement with the family.

According to the police investigation, around 10:00 p.m., Muto began scolding Matsumoto, for his bad work attitude. Muto became increasingly angry by what she perceived as a lack of remorse by Matsumoto.

After hours of screaming, Muto began to attack Matsumoto, kicking him in his abdomen, head and face dozens of times.

The next morning, around 3:00 a.m., Matsumoto was found unconscious and not breathing in the back seat of a car in the company parking lot.

An ambulance was called to the scene, and Matsumoto was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Matsumoto died from internal bleeding.