|Parent||Homma Dissent Irks Keenan News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||First Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Homma Dissent Irks Keenan Tokyo, Feb. 13 (AP) – Joseph B. Keenan, chief of the international prosecution section, today termed as “offensive to say the least” the dissenting opinion expressed by Justices Frank Murphy and Winy b. Rutledge in the Homma war crimes case. Commenting on the justices’ contention that a “procession of judicial lynchings without due process of law may now follow,” Keenan said, “The American people can rest assured that a procession of judicial lynchings will not occur in the prosecution of any Japanese war criminals.” The Supreme Court in a 6 to 2 decision rejected an appeal of Lieut. Gen. Masaharu Homma for a review of his death sentence, citing the opinion delivered in the rejected appeal of Lieut. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita. Both were tried in Manila. Tatsuo Gets Life Term Yokohama, Feb. 13 (UP) – Lieut. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, United States Eighth Army commander today approved a life imprisonment sentence for Tatsuo (Little Glass Eye) Tsuchiya, the first Japanese war criminal to be tried in the Japanese homeland. Tsuchiya was found guilty December 27 of [torn] and inhuman atrocities against prisoners.