Junko Yoshida


Age: 56

Japanese nurse who became the fifth woman to be executed in Japan in more than 60 years when she was convicted for conspiring with three other hospital employees to kill two of their husbands in the late 1990's in a murder-for-insurance scheme to obtain 67 million yen in an attempt to receive insurance money, but who was found guilty for being the mastermind behind the killings and sentenced to death in 2010.

Cause of Death: Executed by hanging

Born: 1959

Died: March 25, 2016

Fukuoka, Japan