A man in Fukuoka has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife's friend at his apartment after a divorce mediation session. According to police, Yoshihide Kawase, 27, allegedly stabbed to death 28-year-old Risa Kiura at his home at around 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
Fuji TV reported Friday that Kiura had been at the apartment to support Kawase's wife -- her friend -- who has attempting to discuss an amicable divorce settlement with her husband but was afraid for her personal safety due to several instances of domestic violence.
After the 30-minute meeting ended, Kawase is alleged to have stabbed Kiura multiple times in the neck and stomach with a kitchen knife. Kiura later died from her injuries. Police say Kawase has confessed to the murder.© Japan Today