A murderer is looking for a wife so that he can have a visitor before he is executed.
Takhiro Shiraishi, dubbed the 'Twitter killer', was convicted for murdering nine people after police found body parts belonging to eight women in his flat in 2017.
Police searched the man's home in the Japanese city of Zama while looking for a missing 23-year-old woman who was later found to be one of his victims.
The woman's brother managed to access her Twitter account and discovered messages between her and Shiraishi, which led to his arrest.
After police raided the 'house of horrors' and found the human remains, the 30-year-old admitted to killing and dismembering his victims who were mostly young women he met on social media platforms.
His defence team argued that the victims knew they were going to die and had, in fact, given permission to be killed - something Shiraishi later admitted was false, leading to him being sentenced to death.
According to reports in the Japanese newspaper The Mainichi this week, Shiraishi allegedly said he did not plan on appealing the ruling.
He only said that he wanted to get married so that he has someone to come and visit him before he is put to death.
The murderer is quoted as saying: "Almost no one comes to see me so extending (the period he can receive visitors while on appeal) seems pointless. Now I just want to meet a normal woman.
"I want to get married, is what I'm saying. If I do, she could continue to see me even when I'm in the Tachikawa Detention House (death row)."
He added: "I want to find someone who will marry me in
prison. Several people have come here in the last two years, but nothing led to
"I get fan mail sometimes too, but there are not many women who are the kind of person to come here to see me."
When asked about his motivation for getting married, he said: "I was thinking it'd be good to have someone who supports me. She'd be able to come and see me here and bring me things."
In Japan, the death penalty is usually reserved for cases of multiple murders, with executions being carried out by hanging.
According to reports, there is no date currently set for Shiraishi to be killed.
Earlier this month, it was announced that a woman who murdered an expectant mother before cutting the unborn child from her womb is set to be executed days before Donald Trump leaves the presidential office.
Lisa Montgomery will become the first woman in 67 years to be put to death in a US federal prison, and is currently the only woman on federal death row.
Montgomery was 36 when she killed Bobbie Jo Stinnett in 2004 in the state of Missouri.
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