Man detained over murder of woman in Miyazaki


Police in Miyazaki city have detained a 46-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 37-year-old woman on Saturday night.

According to police, Shigemi Matsui, of no fixed occupation or address, is suspected of killing Megumi Kurihara, whom he knew, in the car parking lot of her apartment at around 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

A passerby found Kurihara lying on the ground, bleeding from the head, and called 119. Kurihara was taken to hospital where she died about one hour later, Sankei Shimbun reported. At 10:30 p.m., police noticed a car parked near the crime scene. When an officer approached the car to speak to the driver, later identified as Matsui, the vehicle took off. At around 11:50 p.m., the same car was seen by a police patrol parked in another part of the city. As the police car approached the vehicle, it rammed into the patrol car in an unsuccessful attempt to get away.

Police said Matsui has initially been charged with destruction of property. They said he has remained silent about Kurihara’s death and his relationship to her.

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"According to police, Shigemi Matsui, of no fixed occupation or address".

So are we to assume he is unemployed and homeless?

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Sounds like a losers woman tried to get away from him, but he could not let go, probably commit sucide in custody

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They have no proof that he committed the crime! Yeah, he ran when they approached him. Perhaps he has his reasons. But ramming the police car, lock him up for damages to prefectural/government property!

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"an officer approached the car to speak to the driver" but "the vehicle took off." the police car approached the vehicle, and got rammed ...a physical conversation indeed.

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