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Haruki Kato (Jpn: 春木加藤) was the killer of comic book artist Marcus Butler in Color Me Murdered (Case #22 of The Conspiracy).

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Haruki is the 26-year old friend of the victim. He has black hair under a white, black and brown cat beanie and brown eyes. He wears a blue and white star print shirt with a red collar and a target with "POW!" written in yellow letters in the center. He also wears a yellow hoodie with white linings. It is known that Haruki went to GrimCon, drinks Incredible Bulk cocktails, takes vitamin D supplements and eats strawberry candies.

Height 5'6"
Age 26
Weight 190 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB+

Events of Criminal Case

Haruki became a suspect after Jones and the player found a travel mug that bore the faces of him and the victim. He revealed that they had been friends since high school and was sad to learn of his murder. He then told them that Marcus had spent a lot of time in his comic studio, prompting Jones and the player to investigate there.

Haruki was spoken to again about his incendiary t-shirt to boycott the Miracle Girl movie. He branded Marcus as a sellout because he had sold the rights for Miracle Girl to a Hollywood director. He then said that Marcus was an embarrassment to artists everywhere and left to drink an Incredible Bulk cocktail.

In the end, it was proven that Haruki was Marcus's killer. Upon admitting to the murder, Haruki also admitted to being a member of The Higher Truth. He said that he needed more money to donate in order to reach the next level of the cult, so he asked Marcus for money, as he had gotten rich after selling the movie rights to Miracle Girl. After Marcus refused to give the money, Haruki resolved to killing him, sharpening a special white bear claw and slashing Marcus to death. Judge Powell sentenced Haruki to 19 years in prison.

Post-trial, Jones and the player spoke with Haruki about an upcoming event with The Higher Truth. He denied knowing anything about the event because only the "Highest of the High" knew what was to come. Jones then confiscated the money he stole from Marcus.

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