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Man arrested over murder of disabled woman in Tokyo apartment

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 52-year-old disabled woman on Friday.

According to police, Koichi Katayama, a welfare worker from Ota Ward, has admitted to killing Naomi Kaneko at her apartment in Shinagawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. He called police at around 10:55 a.m. and said he had stabbed someone.

When police arrived at the apartment, they found Katayama there and the victim lying on her bed, already dead from stab wounds to the face and upper body. Two blood-stained knives were found in the kitchen.

Police said Katayama was the victim’s caregiver. Kaneko had difficulty walking due to cerebral palsy and Katayama would come to the apartment once a week to take her out in a wheelchair.

Police said Katayama told them he had been visiting Kaneko for about 10 years and that they had been in a relationship.

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Sick, I blame the welfare department for letting this Sexual PREDATOR take care of a woman in her apartment alone, and for not checking on the lady sometime to se if she was comfortable with this arrangement, I hope that some one is held responsible at the office of the welfare for suffering.

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Sick, I blame the welfare department for letting this Sexual PREDATOR take care of a woman in her apartment alone, and for not checking on the lady sometime to se if she was comfortable with this arrangement, I hope that some one is held responsible at the office of the welfare for suffering.

First of all, how do you know he is a sexual predator? No where in the article is this information confirmed. A murderer......yes! A sexual predator.....no! It could have been a mutual relationship between two lonely people. Being together each week for 10 years is a lot of time to become close. The only people who know for sure are those two people.

He could have killed her out of rage because she was going to report his abuse, or he could have killed her out of rage because she did not want to continue the relationship. Both are possible!

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A stab to the face is brutal and personal. Poor woman.

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