The former NHK cameraman who was arrested for dumping the body of a Kanazawa housewife at the coast, was rearrested by police on Tuesday and charged with robbing and murdering the woman.
The man, who has been identified as Yasutaka Wako, 35, is believed to have received 8 million yen from the woman as a loan. Police believe he squandered the money gambling and was unable to pay it back. After the woman demanded the return of the money, Wako allegedly cut her throat with a knife on the evening of Feb 6.
According to police, Wako still denies the charges, and was quoted as saying, "That's not what happened."© Compiled from news reports