A 28-year-old woman who was strangled to death in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, in July 2011, was pregnant at the time, police have revealed.
New details about the murder emerged on Monday following the arrest over the weekend of Fumiaki Araki, 34, who has been charged with strangling Miho Onishi with a nylon cord on the rooftop of the office of a closed gasoline station on July 15, 2011, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, while dating Onishi, Araki was reportedly in a relationship with another woman. He broke off his relationship with Onishi, who is believed to have been pregnant with Araki’s child, and married the other woman two weeks after Onishi’s death.
Police said Araki has admitted to killing Onishi and quoted him as saying trouble ensued between the two over Onishi’s pregnancy.© Japan Today