BY JULIAN RYALL
TOKYO — The opening hearing in the trial of a U.S. civilian base worker accused of raping and murdering a young woman in Okinawa in April 2016 has been set for Nov. 16.
Kenneth Franklin Shinzato is accused of abducting and assaulting 20-year-old Rina Shimabukuro one month prior to his arrest with the intention of raping her.
Defense lawyers have indicated that 33-year-old Shinzato, previously named Gadson before taking his Japanese wife’s name, will plead guilty to charges of rape resulting in death and abandoning the victim’s . . .
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