Saturday, April 22, 2006

"Mrs Noisy" gets year in prison

A woman who made herself a minor celebrity in Japan by constantly screaming insults at passers-by and blaring out music while beating bedding on her balcony, was sentenced to a year in jail Friday for causing physical harm.

Miyoko Kawahara, 59, kept up the assault on her neighbors' eardrums daily over a period of two and a half years, forcing at least one nearby resident to seek treatment for insomnia and headaches.

A court in the western Japanese city of Nara sentenced the woman who became known nationally as "Mrs Noisy" to a year in prison, saying she had shown no repentance for her actions, domestic media said.

Kawahara is likely to be released in about three months, after consideration for time already served.

"I am worried about what will happen when she comes back," one neighbor told reporters outside the court.



Post a Comment

<< Home