Police in Nisshin City, Aichi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 65-year-old as he walked home last Sunday night.
According to police, the victim, Norimichi Kawamura, was found lying on the sidewalk, with blood coming from his neck, at around 8:30 p.m. on July 12. He had at least 10 stab wounds in his neck and face. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the victim had been at a function at a nearby community hall and had stopped at a convenience store on his way home. Surveillance camera footage outside the store showed the suspect follow the victim after he left the store, Fuji TV reported.
Kawamura's shoulder bag, containing 6,000 yen, was missing after the attack.
Police questioned the boy on Saturday, at which he point he admitted to killing Kawamura, Fuji reported. He said he threw the bag away about 300 meters from the murder scene, where it was found in a clump of grass. The money was still in the bag.
The boy was quoted as saying he had been under a lot of stress recently and that he didn't attack Kawamura with the intent to rob him. He lives with his grandparents, while his parents live elsewhere.© Japan Today