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Man arrested for killing 92-year-old woman, stealing ¥2,082 yen from her

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Police in Niigata City have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 92-year-old woman and stealing 2,082 yen from her.

According to police, Yojiro Maruyama is accused of stabbing to death Tsue Igarashi at her home in Chuo Ward at around noon on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. He also stole 2,082 yen from her purse, police said.

Police said Maruyama called 110 at around 1 p.m. and said he had stabbed a woman he knows and that he was in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store.

Igarashi was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead due to several knife wounds to the neck.

Police said Igarashi lived alone and that Maruyama has not yet said why he killed her or what their relationship was.

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Life is cheap!

1 ( +6 / -5 )

He killed her for 20 bucks! That’s just so wrong!

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Just Unbelievable, ......

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Maybe she broke up with him?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Good job Yojiro. Big man.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Crime of passion? Yikes!!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

He... He committed murder for TWENTY BUCKS?!! Seriously??

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

RIP

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Let him swing by the neck, I'd say...

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Speculation, but I am pretty confident saying that he probably didn't murder her for the 2000 yen. Fairly reasonable to assume checking for money was an afterthought.

Stil awful, and the theft shows lack of much remorse too, even if he turned himself in afterwards. It is hard to argue as a crime of passion if you murder somebody, and then stop to think "But wait, what if they have money!? Let me check their purse".

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purple_depressed_baconToday  10:27 am JST

He... He committed murder for TWENTY BUCKS?!! Seriously??

Do the hustleToday  08:25 am JST

He killed her for 20 bucks! That’s just so wrong!

No, He killed her, sadly, and more than probably all he got AFTERWARDS was ¥2082.

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Execution for the animal, please. Make him wait over 2-3 years, and dont tell him until the morning of execution.

Rest in Peace to the poor old lady. Killed for nothing.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Second man in August to hand himself in at the convenience store.

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"He killed her for 20 bucks! That’s just so wrong!"

Guys, I doubt he honestly did it for the money. He probably did it because his own life isn't all that far from over and he just felt like doing it. While his life is going to change considerably, it might just be for the better (for him). No need to worry about food and shelter anymore, if he did. I mean, from the tone of the whole thing, it really just feels like there is going to be no justice for this meaningless crime.

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Maruyama called 110 at around 1 p.m. and said he had stabbed a woman he knows!. This murderer had no RESPECT for his own mom. Perhaps she had no respect for her own son the reason being he said he killed a women he knows and robbed her.

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Hes murdered her for £13 what a lousy piece of........ shes lived through the WW11 god know what ever problems, marriage, death, and killed for a lousy £13 or $20, its just breath taking, poor woman, nobody deserves that.

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