A 27-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after he stabbed a 53-year-old man to death with a knife in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, on July 6, told police he just wanted to kill someone and that he picked his victim at random.
According to police, the suspect, Yuki Hanami, a company employee, attacked Kenji Masuyama with a knife as he walked home at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. Masuyama received a stab wound to his stomach. He was taken to hospital where he died due to loss of blood, police said.
After stabbing Masuyama, Hanami walked to a nearby koban (police box), showed the police officers two knives and told them what he had done. He said he didn’t know the victim and just felt like killing someone and that anyone would do. Police found two other knives near the scene of the crime.
Police said Hanami had also set fire to a futon in his apartment before the attack.© Japan Today