Marine accused in string of Tokyo assaults now faces attempted murder charge
TOKYO — Police say they’ll recommend a new charge — attempted murder — for a 21-year-old Marine awaiting trial for alleged assaults this spring in Japan’s capital.
Lance Cpl. Kahsai Tyree Hill has been in Japanese police custody since he was arrested May 25 on suspicion of punching a taxi driver in the face after not paying a $7.40 fare and then assaulting others while fleeing the scene in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, according to local media reports.
Hill, who is assigned to the 3rd Marine Division, is due in court July 30 on bodily injury charges stemming from alleged attacks on the driver and a 22-year-old man, according to Tokyo District Court officials.
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