Police said Tuesday that a 19-year-old man has been arrested over the death of a woman in a park in Tokyo's Kodaira area on Monday.
According to a report on Fuji TV, emergency services received a call at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday from a man who claimed to have stabbed a woman. Authorities rushed to the scene in Koganei Park where they found a 44-year-old woman lying face up with a stab wound to her stomach and her personal effects in a plastic bag nearby. With her, police said, was a 19-year-old man from Shizuoka Prefecture, who was arrested at the scene on a charge of attempted murder. He had with him a knife with an 18-centimeter blade.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The man -- who cannot be named because he is a minor -- told police that he and the woman were lovers and that they had been dating for around two years, Fuji TV reported. He also reportedly confessed to stabbing the woman.
The suspect was quoted as saying that the woman had been sick and that he wanted to put her out of her misery, Fuji reported.© Japan Today