Killer Sushi Chef Convicted of Murder

Not a sushi knife, but you get the idea.
Not a sushi knife, but you get the idea.Photo: Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto

Two years ago, sushi chef Julian Kurita slashed his father’s neck with a fish knife; yesterday a Manhattan jury convicted Kurita of murder. Per the Daily News, Kurita’s father “had just taken a bite of his spaghetti dinner when he was killed.” DNAinfo says Kurita explained his motives to police when he was taken into custody at the scene of the crime: “He used to fuck me up when I was kid, and he used to try to rape me and I was abused.” He’d reportedly stopped taking psychiatric medication before the murder. [NYDN, DNAinfo]