Kaoru Kobayashi



Age: 44


Summary: former newspaper delivery man and repeated sex offender who was among one of more than 130 prisoners on Japan's death row when he was sentenced to death for the sexual assault, mutilation and murder of 7-year-old schoolgirl Kaede Ariyama, whom he abducted while she was on her way home from school in the Nara Prefecture-area in November 2004, but who had also threatened the slain girl's parents claiming he would come after the girl's younger sister and emailing a photo of their daughter's corpse.



Cause of Death: Executed by hanging


Born: November 30, 1968


Died: February 21, 2013


Location: Osaka, Japan