A 29-year-old man was arrested, on Thursday, for killing a 18-year-old woman at a love hotel in Nagasaki City, Nagsaki Prefecture, in November of 2006, police said Friday.
Yoshihiro Shibata, 29, was arrested for allegedly strangling Erina Kataoka, 18, and stealing a few thousand yen and her mobile phone at around 11:30 p.m. on November 27, 2006. He had been arrested in connection with another crime and, according to the police, has admitted to the murder. Police say Shibata's car was seen by witnesses near the crime scene at the time of the murder.
Shibata is quoted by police as saying, “I just needed some money.” Police said Shibata was several million yen in debt at the time of the incident.© Japan Today