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21-year-old man arrested over murder of 71-year-old woman at laundromat

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Police in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing a 71-year-old woman at a coin-operated laundromat on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 a.m., Kyodo News reported. Police said Akinari Nakagawa is accused of fatally stabbing Chiyoko Nakagawa (not related). After stabbing the woman, Nakagawa called a nearby koban (police box) and said he had killed someone at the laundromat. He was still at the scene when police arrived, and arrested.

The victim was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Nakagawa told them he did not know the victim but has so far given no motive for stabbing her.

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Scary stuff! I could be stabbed by a nut anywhere, even a laundromat in Matsuyama!

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Hakman - Have to wait and hear what he has to say for himself

Why? Does it really make a difference?

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That 21 year old should never be able to walk the streets again. I do not understand what in earth is going on in Japan when these kinds of incidents. I thought it was one of the safest if not safest countries in the world. If we go back to the 1980s, these kinds of incidents were unheard of in Japan. Something has to be done to stop these incidents.

Do tourists need to be concerned???

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Selfish act! Perhaps he didn't like the surname or himself.

*According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 a.m., Kyodo News reported. Police said Akinari Nakagawa is accused of fatally stabbing Chiyoko *Nakagawa (not related).

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Police said Nakagawa told them he did not know the victim but has so far given no motive for stabbing her.

Potential motives (as seen on this site) :

I just wanted to see if I could kill someone.

I was stressed out from work

She wanted to break up with me

I was drunk and I don't remember

I wanted to k!ll many people and then myself, but I couldn't follow through with it.

Did I miss anything?

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