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22-year-old man goes on trial for murder of 85-year-old woman in Miyagi

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A 22-year-old man went on trial Friday over the murder of an 85-year-old woman at her home in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, in 2021.

According to the indictment read out in the opening session at the Matsushima District Court, Daiko Aizawa, a part-time bar worker, is accused of killing Kaneko Ono on July 15, 2021, TV Asahi reported.

Ono, who lived alone, was found dead on July 16. An autopsy revealed she had been beaten about the head several times with a blunt object. Police found the body after being asked to check on her by a relative who had been unable to contact her.

Aizawa surfaced as a suspect after street surveillance camera footage showed him near Ono’s house on July 15.

Aizawa told the court that he entered the house with the intention to rob it and that he did not plan to kill Ono whom he said he didn't know.

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I feel sorry for the woman and her family. This should not have occurred.

How on earth could this have occurred in Japan which along with Taiwan is one is the safest countries?!?!

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How on earth could this have occurred in Japan which along with Taiwan is one is the safest countries?!?!

Probably because Japan exists in the real world, with real humans, that unfortunately do real things humans do, even in Japan, due to it existing in the real world.

Unfortunately, there is no Utopia. Humans are fallible.

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Unfortunately, there is no Utopia. Humans are fallible.

utopia exist inside your house in your private space. But I guess I’m proved wrong.

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if you want money, work for it and spend only what you earn. Restrain your worldly desires.

Familles, install de Ring outside each door or possible entry places. You can monitor from your phone go goes in and out. No monthly payments, just initial purchase price.

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Unbelievable. SMH

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Hercolobus - Familles, install de Ring outside each door or possible entry places. You can monitor from your phone go goes in and out. No monthly payments, just initial purchase price.

Most homes in Japan already have video doorbells. It's pretty standard. Usually Panasonic brand. Almost all record locally. The newer ones have cloud capabilities.

I have yet to see an Amazon Ring or Google Nest doorbell in Japan. But, I know that Amazon and Google do sell them here. So, some people must be using them.

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