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Boyfriend of murdered nurse hangs himself after police questioning

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The boyfriend of a nurse who was murdered in her dorm in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Dec 31, was found dead at his home at around 1 p.m. Thursday after having apparently hanged himself, police said.

Fuji TV quoted police as saying they had questioned the man, who was in his 30s, for three days from Monday to Wednesday. The man had been asked to come to the police station for further questioning Thursday, but when he didn't show up, police officers went to his apartment and found his body.

The man's girlfriend, Sayaka Furomitsu, 23, died of suffocation in the early hours of Dec 31. A towel had been tied tightly around her neck which also bore strangulation marks. The body was found on the first floor of the dorm by a colleague at around 6 a.m. The front door has an autolock system, police said.

Police said their investigation revealed that DNA left on the towel did not match the victim's.

A task force was set up to see if the deceased nurse was being stalked or had any trouble with former patients or their relatives.

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This is the 2nd similar story today, WTF? Why is murder and death so popular a choice? Guys, if a girl dumps you, find out why, move on, and don't do it again. There are plenty of girls out there.

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@sensei

We do not know yet if the boyfriend is the murderer. She may have been murdered by someone else and the boyfriend couldn't handle the grief and it being dragged up by the police. Not saying it's the police's fault of course, they do need to find out who did it. But automatically believing it was the boyfriend because he was being questioned isn't right.

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The police must be losing their touch holding him for 3 days and no confession.

As Connor says, it's too early to be sure that the boyfriend killed her but that will probably be the outcome - case closed.

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Whether he was actually guilty or not, he likely committed suicide over the harsh interrogation sessions, which its objective is to force confessions out of the interrogated.

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Seems to me he was another Selfish Gutless POS who took the easy out, common event lately murder a young woman commit suicide.

Guess this flea took the guilty plea and sentenced himself.

and just for those who think he was innocent, take a look closer at life.

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To be honest, they would have been able to tell pretty quick if he had done it, by the DNA on the towel - A DNA test only takes 24 hours.

It sounds like they knew it was not him, but were trying to pin it on him anyways... Because actually Japanese cops can get an extension from court to hold you up to 28 DAYS if there is ANYTHING that makes them think you might have done it.

They would no way have let him go home, if he was a suspect.

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and just for those who think he was innocent, take a look closer at life.

The question isn't whether he was innocent, it was whether he was guilty. It's as plausible that an innocent guy who just spent 3 days being questioned may choose to kill himself rather than being sent to jail for the rest of his life for a crime he didn't do, as it is that a guilty guy may kill himself rather than go to jail for a crime he did do.

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StormR

and just for those who think he was innocent, take a look closer at life.

We don't even know whether he was guilty or not. Don't jump to conclusions.

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yeah we don't know if he was guilty from just this.

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Police said their investigation revealed that DNA left on the towel did not match the victim’s.

Which victim's? The boyfriend who killed himself or the nurse who was killed? They're both victims to my mind, one of a justice system with a 99% conviction rate and that turns a convenient blind eye to forced confessions and torture, and the other a victim of a killer.

kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 21, 2014 - 05:15PM JST To be honest, they would have been able to tell pretty quick if he had done it, by the DNA on the towel - A DNA test only takes 24 hours.

Actually it is much faster these days. The latest techniques take less than 4 hours for a forensic DNA test.

Of course the presence of the boyfriend's DNA on the towel wouldn't prove a thing. Washing in cold water (like most Japanese washing machines do) wouldn't remove the DNA, and in fact it would just take one item of the boyfriend's clothing in the washing machine to spread traces of his DNA to every item in the wash. I'd actually be surprised if his DNA wasn't on the towel. There was an experiment where a pair of semen-stained undergarments were placed in a wash and the other items in the wash were then examined for DNA traces. Every single item in the wash showed traces of the semen. If the girlfriend placed a pair of undergarments in the wash after sex then every item in that wash would show traces of his DNA.

The presence of the boyfriend's DNA on the towel would be entirely explainable and expected.

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@ kimuzukashiiiii

To be honest, they would have been able to tell pretty quick if he had done it, by the DNA on the towel - A DNA test only takes 24 hours.

Not true they were bf/gf what makes you think that they didn't share the towel the DNA in this case means nothing, he could have just held the towel or picked it up while on a visit and left by doing so his DNA is on the towel it doesn't mean he killed her!

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Extreme methods of interrogation by the police will often end in disater.

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They're both victims to my mind, one of a justice system with a 99% conviction rate and that turns a convenient blind eye to forced confessions and torture, and the other a victim of a killer.

Now let's add another victim - the police are the victims of your certainty that this guy killed himself due to harsh questioning by them... this despite the fact you have zip - point - squat evidence to back up your assertion. Or maybe you interviewed the guy just before he hung himself? No?

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FadamorFeb. 22, 2014 - 05:47AM JST

Now let's add another victim - the police are the victims of your certainty that this guy killed himself due to harsh questioning by them... this despite the fact you have zip - point - squat evidence to back up your assertion. Or maybe you interviewed the guy just before he hung himself? No?

Oh this is complete nonsense. I have plenty of evidence that the police in Japan manufacture evidence, force confessions and engage in torture. Just go an check out amnesty international's extensive files on justice in Japan. Or if you're too lazy just look through the JT headlines for the last couple of years, there have been several articles on the subject.

It is a matter of public record. Unless you're of the opinion that JT just made it all up?

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@ Connor - Did I say he killed his girlfriend? No, but somebody chose to, and he did choose death for himself. So, murder and death were the choices made, thus my post. Don't put words in my mouth and then criticize me for them.

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