Police in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of beating his 39-year-old girlfriend to death.
According to police, the suspect, Tetsuyuki Yasuda, of no fixed occupation, beat his girlfriend Ayami Sugita in the face with both fists several times at their home at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Yasuda and Sugita lived in the 3-story house with his parents and younger brother who called 119 after the assault. Yasuda was taken to hospital where she died shortly after arrival due to severe head injuries.
Police said Yasuda, who was drunk when they arrived, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he hit Sugita after he lost his temper following an argument.© Japan Today