Police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in her car in Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture, last month.
Police quoted the suspect, identified as Shota Kamiyama, as saying he still had feelings for the victim, Yuri Harashima, and was distraught when she told him she wanted to end their relationship, Sankei reported. The two had known each other since their junior high school days.
Harashima, an esthetician, was found dead in her car in a parking lot at 7:30 p.m. on March 31. Police said she had been stabbed four times in the chest. Kamiyama lay nearby, after having tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself.
A bloody knife used in both stabbings was found at the scene.
Kamiyama was hospitalized and police waited for him to recover before arresting him on Tuesday.© Japan Today