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Parent Witness Bares Trial Facts News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Witness Bares Trial Facts: Admits on Stand That He Threatened Guard YOKOHAMA (UP) - A prisoner-of-war-camp doctor admitted on the witness stand that he had written a letter to Tokuichi Ichiba, one of five defendants now on trial before an Eighth Army military tribunal, that he “would be condemned and go to my death damning you” if Ichiba did not testify that a guard from Osaka Main Camp killed Pvt. Everett L. Tyler, an American soldier. Dr. Shakichi Nosu wrote Ichiba “My life is at stake . . . Be sure to stick to the story about the guard doing the stabbing. That will save me.” Dr. Nosu appeared as a prosecution witness at the joint trial of five Japanese accused of killing Tyler, of Glen Easton, W. Va., at the Tanagawa Camp near Osaka. “Just a Love-Tap” YOKOHAMA (INS) - Slapping war prisoners was not an atrocity, Dr. Shakichi Nosu argued Wednesday, explaining to the 8th Army War Crimes Tribunal that he sometimes slapped his wife, and that “slapping is done out of sympathy and love to correct faults.”