Remember this psycho? Tatsuya Ichihashi admitted to raping and strangling a young British woman, but the man who attempted cosmetic surgery on his own face to evade a nationwide manhunt said he never meant to kill the 22-year-old.
Ichihashi has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of British teacher Lindsay Hawker in Tokyo in 2007. The case became one of Japan’s highest-profile murders after Hawker’s body was found in a dirt-filled bathtub on the balcony of Ichihashi’s apartment.
The autopsy showed she died of suffocation, and prosecutors believe Ichihashi strangled her after the rape.
Ichihashi testified that after raping her, he bound her and spoke with her for hours, seeking forgiveness. He says she choked to death when he covered her mouth to stop her from screaming for help but that he did not mean to kill her.
After the killing, Ichihashi went on the run for two and a half years, working in temporary jobs between Aomori in Japan’s north and Okinawa island in the far south.
He used the money from odd jobs to pay for cosmetic surgery, altering his eyelids and nose and having a facial mole removed in an effort to evade police.
You know Casey Anthony is doing the same thing to her face right now!