The trial into the alleged murder of the Irish exchange student, Nicola Furlong (21), has been set for Monday, March 4, 2013 and will run for a period of three-weeks in Tokyo.
Well-know Memphis, Tennessee Christian musician, Richard Hinds, appeared in a Tokyo juvenile courtroom late last year where it was determined by three judges that he will be charged as an adult in the death of Ms. Nicola Furlong.
Mr. Hinds had scheduled to return to the US on June 20, 2012. Many have questioned the role of the US Embassy in Tokyo in a criminal case involving two American citizens.
The second American man, James Blackston (23), also known as “King Tight” from Los Angeles, has not been charged as a suspect in Nicola Furlong’s death but is currently held relating to a separate assault charge of “Quasi-Forcible Indecency” on Nicola’s 23-year-old friend that accompanied her to Tokyo to attend a Nicki Minaj concert.
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