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Eddie Allshouse, an American high school student from Kadena High School was stabbed to death in November 2011 in Okinawa, Japan, police said. The 17-year-old was in a band called Shores, according to its Facebook page. The Okinawan teen who stabbed Allshouse received an 8-year sentence on June 22, 2012.

Eddie Allshouse, an American high school student from Kadena High School was stabbed to death in November 2011 in Okinawa, Japan, police said. The 17-year-old was in a band called Shores, according to its Facebook page. The Okinawan teen who stabbed Allshouse received an 8-year sentence on June 22, 2012. ()

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A trial is scheduled next month in the case of a Japanese teen who is accused of murdering a Kadena High School student with a replica sword in November, according to Naha District Court.

The teen, whose name and current age was withheld by Japanese authorities, was 17 years old when he was arrested in a Yomitan apartment where Edward Allshouse Jr., 17, the son of a U.S. civilian worker, was fatally stabbed in the chest during an argument over a woman.

The trial will begin June 18, and a verdict and possible sentencing are expected on June 22, the district court said. Prosecutors said in January the teen will be tried as an adult for murder, a charge that potentially carries the death penalty in Japan.

The suspect was apparently friends with Allshouse, who was a popular student and member of a local rock band. His death caused an outpouring of grief from the small Japanese-American community on Okinawa, with about 200 people attending his funeral, including the commander of the nearby Torii Station Army base.


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