Final Arguments Made in Nerve Gas Trial

From Times Wire Reports

Japanese doomsday guru Shoko Asahara, 48, sat silently as his 12 lawyers made final arguments in a 7 1/2-year trial in which he faces a possible death sentence for allegedly masterminding a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo’s subways.

Lawyers argued that Asahara’s disciples in the Aum Supreme Truth cult had acted on their own in the 1995 attack that killed 12 people.