Memorial mass held in Guam for stabbing victims

GUAM —

A mass was held in Guam on Sunday morning to pray for victims of last Tuesday’s stabbing rampage in which three Japanese were killed and 10 injured.

The memorial mass, which was held at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna, drew about 500 people including Guam Gov Eddie Calvo, Guam Tourism Bureau officals and the Japanese consulate-general, Fuji TV reported.

The three slain victims were Kazuko Uehara, 81, her 28-year-old granddaughter Rie Sugiyama, who were in Guam to attend a wedding, They died of stab wounds. The third victim was Hitoshi Yokota, 51, who died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car driven by the suspect, Chad Ryan DeSato, 21.

Japan Today

  • -1

    ChibaChick

    Those poor innocent children will grow up knowing their mother died protecting them. RIP all the victims.

  • -3

    CrisGerSan

    I was horrified to hear of the terrible crime. I hope they execute that man who did this, Those poor people should not have been hurt.

  • 0

    DudeDeuce

    R.I.P.

  • -1

    Peter Payne

    Very sad. Don't let this turn you off of Guam, it's one of my favorite places.

  • 1

    OrangeXenon54

    @CrisGerSan How would killing him solve anything?

    My heart and prayers to all those affected. I think the memorial mass is a very beautiful gesture. Many of my friends are local Guamanians, and I've never heard them utter a bad word about the Japanese tourists that come there. Let's hope that people don't start freaking out and stop going to Guam.

  • 0

    waltery

    Just a Q, if the Japanese were not catholic is there a point?

Login to leave a comment

OR
  • 海外営業事務

    海外営業事務
    株式会社セドナエンタープライズ、Tokyo
    Salary: ¥220,000 ~ ¥400,000 / Month Negotiable
  • African Speaking Sales manager

    African Speaking Sales manager
    JPC TRADE CO.,LTD. (株式会社JPC)、Tokyo
    Salary: ¥200,000 ~ ¥450,000 / Month Negotiable Basic Salary + Incentives
  • Recruitment / HR Generalist

    Recruitment / HR Generalist
    Temple University, Japan Campus - テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス、Tokyo
    Salary: Commensurate with experience plus transportation from/to TUJ
  • Program Assistant

    Program Assistant
    Temple University, Japan Campus - テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス、Tokyo
    Salary: Commensurate with experience plus transportation from/to TUJ
  • Portuguese Speaking Sales Manager

    Portuguese Speaking Sales Manager
    Autocom Japan (オートコムジャパン株式会社)、Kanagawa
    Salary: ¥270,000 ~ ¥800,000 / Month Commission Based

More in Crime

View all

View all