|Parent||Trial of Slayers Will Commence in Shanghai, Monday News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||First Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Trial of Slayers Will Commence in Shanghai, Monday. SHANGHAI (INS) – The trial of four Japanese officers who are accused of executing three of the flyers in the Doolittle raid on Tokyo is scheduled to open Monday in Shanghai. The Japanese are charged with ordering the execution of the airmen by a firing squad near a Shanghai cemetery. Meanwhile in Shanghai Teru Miki, former Japanese Army lieutenant, was sentenced to 25 years hard labor by the American military commission. Miki was accused of the brutal treatment of American prisoners of war at the Hoten Prison camp near Mukden. The commission found that Miki was not guilty on an additional charge of fatally beating an American sailor.