A 33-year-old unemployed man was arrested for murder on Wednesday, accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the apartment they shared in Hekinan City.
Police said Midori Kamimoto,30, called her mother just after 3 p.m., saying she thought her live-in partner, Kiyohito Watanabe, was going to kill her. Kamimoto’s mother rushed to the apartment and found her lying on a bed, bleeding from her abdomen and neck. She called for an ambulance and Kamimoto was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after, dying from severe blood loss.
Police said Kamimoto’s 4-year-old son was in the apartment at the time, but was not injured.
Police tracked down Watanabe later in the day in Kariya City, also of Aichi Prefecture, and arrested him for murder after he admitted to the stabbing. He told police that his girlfriend wanted to end the relationship, and so he killed her and intended to kill himself as well.
If Watanabe is charged on or after May 21, he may be tried by jury following the re-introduction of the jury system from that date.© News reports