News: J’s Racing President Arrested for Attempted Murder

 

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This was taken from GT Channel

According to Japanese websites, J’s Racing president Junichi Umemoto has been arrested for attempted murder.

Full translation:   http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news/web/html/210124004.html

The police have arrest a 43 year old man related to a hit and run incident which happened in downtown Osaka. The suspect arrested for attempted murder is Junichi Umemoto who is a auto repair shop director. Late night on Jan 22, while driving a car, he hit a man walking and tried to leave the scene. Eiji Fujikawa, 39 years old, a colleague of the man held onto the mirror of Umemoto’s car. Umemoto continued to drive and dragged him approximately 100 meters before Fujikawa let go. Fujikawa-san broke his skull is now unconscious and in critical condition. The suspect is saying “I was scared of repercussions and kept on going. I didn’t mean to kill him.” On his own blog Umemoto introduces himself that he has entered over 100 official races and is an active driver.

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This is pretty shocking news.   They have PDF file links on their Japanese websites regarding the incident, but the links are broken. I’ll have to keep my eye on this to see how far it escalates.

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