25 Year Sentence Cut to 20 by Eichelberger News Article
Reports that for the first time, Lieut. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger of the Eighth Army, reversed a ruling of "guilty" to "not guilty" for one count charged against Sgt. Shigeo Akamatsu. As a result, Akamatsu's sentence was reduced from 25 years to 20 years for his actions. Also reports on the other 26 suspected war criminals who were admitted to Sugamo prison between June 4 and June 10.