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Man arrested over murder of 21-year-old university student in Chiba Prefecture

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Police in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 21-year-old university student.

According to police, Yoichiro Saito, a transport company worker, fatally stabbed Kensuke Iwamoto multiple times in the back at around 11 p.m. on May 10 at the victim’s apartment in Ichikawa, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said the two were acquaintances. On Tuesday night, Saito turned himself in at Ichikawa Police Station and confessed to murdering someone. He was carrying a blood-stained knife at the time. 

Police said Saito has so far given no motive for the murder.

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"Police said the two were acquaintances. On Tuesday night, Saito turned himself in at Ichikawa Police Station and confessed to murdering someone. He was carrying a blood-stained knife at the time. "

Convenient Japan.

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On Tuesday night, Saito turned himself in at Ichikawa Police Station and confessed to murdering someone. He was carrying a blood-stained knife at the time.

Solid police work here.

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If people like this never turned themselves in, would any criminal in Japan be caught or be put under arrest?

Seems like they could just wash up and no one would ever know they did anything.

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Surely if they were acquainted he would know her name

and confessed to murdering someone.

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his name

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He was 36 a transport worker she was 21 and a college student, perhaps he wanted more control being well advanced in his age and she being 21 was just having probably the best days of her life and he wanted to slow it down and she wasn't having it, She being a college student perhaps with little or no money depending on him he having a job providing perhaps some income wanted more power and realized he wasn't getting what he wanted. Anytime someone is stabbed from behind it is unexpected or they are running to avoid the attack

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kaimycahl: Easy enough to do, given the common elements to many of these crimes. But you’re referring to a different murder; the 21 year old Daito (Osaka) female college student, by a man in his 40s.

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I guess he was the slightly stupid sugar daddy , working hard for impressing and keeping ‘his’ little cute college idol, and he only wanted in return sometimes a little ‘thank you’ or a hug or together eating out in public etc., not only being extorted for nothing. And just shortly before that , she found a younger college boy and confronted him with that news. That almost complete dream castle suddenly tumbling down and shattered completely, turned him immediately into a killing psycho, stabbing multiple times into her back, because not wanting to see her suffering tortured face expression while dying, because he still really liked her , except in those seconds , and wants to keep her former smiling and happy face in remembrance. That’s my speculative profiling, based on those few informations above. Or take it just as a fictional TV drama script.

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The moderator should not allow a post calling the victim a she...Kensuke is a boys name

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kaimycahlMay 13  09:02 pm JST

He was 36 a transport worker she was 21 and a college student,

Transport the killer to prison and give him 36 and a year. See how he likes it.

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36Shogun; Yes, I do believe you are correct.

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I’d say it’s RECKLESS to think any solid Police Work takes place anywhere

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