Ex-nursing home employee arrested over death of 81-year-old resident


Police in Nagoya have arrested a 34-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of fatally abusing an 81-year-old woman at the nursing home where he worked last year.

According to police, Hideyuki Fukushima has admitted to beating Mieko Kakitani, who was a short-stay resident, on the night of March 5, 2021, Kyodo News reported. Kakitani suffered fractures to both legs and her back. She was taken to hospital where she died on March 7 due to internal bleeding.

Police said Fukushima, who left the nursing home shortly after, told them he became irritated and looking after elderly people.

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The article says "Fukushima" suffered fractures...". But Fukushima is the suspect! Kakitani is the one who was beaten by Fukushima!

Moderator: Thanks for pointing that out. It has been corrected.

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I wouldn’t wish a nursing home on anyone, here or in the US. I’ve seen them both. But what’s really annoying here is the government force’s anyone over 65 to pay for ‘insurance’ for these horrible facilities.

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Another "unemployed" man. My question is, was he already unemployed / an ex-nursing home worker when he murdered this woman? And if so, how was he allowed access into the facilities? I think what pisses me off the most is that trash like this guy think that "he became irritated looking after elderly people" is a valid excuse for murdering someone. Especially in his case where, assuming he was still working there, he could have easily *switched jobs** *instead. Throw the book at him!

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AlexToday 11:49 am JST

Another "unemployed" man. My question is, was he already unemployed / an ex-nursing home worker when he murdered this woman?

I believe this to mean that he was unemployed at the time of arrest. It is often the case here in Japan that once companies get wind of any misconduct by an employee that could surface in the media and/or cause damage to the reputation of the company that individual VERY soon becomes unemployed as a preemptive measure.

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So presumably after the murder. Thanks, Dave!

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