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Ex-courier company employee arrested over 2016 murder

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 29-year-old former employee of a courier company over the murder of a 25-year-old man at his apartment in Tama, Tokyo, in February 2016.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Ryosuke Shimura, allegedly stabbed Kohei Fukuyoshi, a company employee, about 30 times in the neck and back with a survival knife at his apartment in Nagayama on Feb 27, 2016, Fuji TV reported.

A neighbor who lives in the apartment beside Fukuyoshi's told police he saw Fukuyoshi and a man in a courier's uniform scuffling in the hallway shortly before the crime.

Police said Shimura has admitted to killing Fukuyoshi, but has so far given no motive. He said he did not know Fukuyoshi but had made deliveries to the building in the past.

Police said Shimura had more than one million yen in debts.

Neighbors of Shimura were surprised to hear of his arrest. One told reporters, “He was a big-hearted man, and certainly not someone who you'd think would commit such a crime.”

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“He was a big-hearted man, and certainly not someone who you’d think would commit such a crime.”

I've always said, "It's the quiet and gentle ones you to watch out for!"

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Why so shy about reporting the name of the courier company?

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"A neighbor who lives in the apartment beside Fukuyoshi’s told police he saw Fukuyoshi and a man in a courier’s uniform scuffling in the hallway shortly BEFORE the crime." Damn, the "neighbor" did not drop a dime? But my neighbor dropped a dime omy gaigin self because the music was too loud., and the stones were all up in my grill, and reaching into my pockets.

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@fuzyl, Thanks for the thought but the link leads to a short news story that also does not name the company. Plus the site seems to be a porn site. Please, no thank you in future.

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@Patricia Yarrow, no problemo U may like: http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/119036.php

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Reminds me of a movie called Match Point. Towards the end of the movie,the guy certainly hits the panic button, when under pressure.

Still think a lengthy jail sentence is warranted.

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He's a 'former part-time employee' according to a couple articles, which is probably why they didn't mention the company name.

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Still think a lengthy jail sentence is warranted.

"About 30 times in the neck and back with a survival knife" suggests to me that there are some other issues this guy has that need to be dealt with besides the jail sentence.

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The amount of rage suggests the two knew each other well.

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"The amount of rage suggests the two knew each other well."

no douibt

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