Police said Monday they have arrested a man for allegedly killing his flatmate with a metal bat at their apartment in Yokohama more than two weeks ago.
According to police, the suspect -- identified as Kenjiro Nishizato, 37 -- allegedly hit and killed Koichi Yamazaki, 32. Nishizato called emergency services last Saturday, saying that his flatmate was dead. When police arrived, they found Yamazaki lying cold on the tatami in the apartment in Isogo. The man had been dead for more than two weeks, police said.
The two began living together shortly after they became acquainted 10 months ago. Police said that Nishizato has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.© Compiled from news reports