A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly punching and kicking his girlfriend to death at their home in Asahi, Chiba Prefecture, police said. According to police, the suspect, identified as Jun Arai, 33, began living with 34-year-old Yuko Mizunuma in March of this year. Arai has confessed to punching and kicking Mizunuma in the face and upper body between Tuesday and Thursday this week, causing her death.
The nature of the repeated assaults came to light on Thursday after Arai contacted the emergency services just after 5 a.m. When police arrived on the scene, they found Mizunuma lying dead on the floor. Arai was quoted by police as saying that he fought with Mizunuma because "she lied and had a bad attitude."© Compiled from news reports