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Man indicted over fatal stabbing of neighbor in Asahikawa

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Prosecutors in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have indicted a 57-year-old unemployed man for fatally stabbing a 32-year-old man outside his home and wounding his wife last September.

According to the indictment, Kazuto Kawaguchi is accused of stabbing his neighbor Takao Kanazawa several times in the back and neck outside his house at around 6 p.m. on Sept 20, NHK reported. Kawaguchi is also accused of stabbing Kanazawa's wife.

Another neighbor who saw the attack called 110. Police rushed to the scene and arrested Kawaguchi who was still outside the victim’s residence.

Kanazawa was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival. His wife suffered minor injuries.

After his arrest, Kawaguchi told police that Kanazawa’s son had fired a BB gun at his home. He was quoted as saying he had complained to Kawaguchi about it and that they had argued about the incident before the stabbing.  

Kawaguchi was indicted on Saturday after a three-month psychiatric evaluation to determine if he could be held criminally responsible.

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I am eternally grateful that I have great neighbors! Even the grandkid "bosozoku's!"

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Does this crazy have any proof that someone shot inside of his house with a BB gun? Probably not. Lock him up for the rest of his life and feed him dog food with no salad or dessert.

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Toooo much pride as always.

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If my neighbor shows up with a knife then time to lock the door and call the police.

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@Michael Machida The article doesn't say the neighbor didn't or did have proof someone shot inside his house with a BB gun. What the police said was Kawaguchi told police that Kanazawa’s son had fired a BB gun at his home. Inside would indicate the son fired the BB gun inside his home, what I read from this article was, the son supposedly fired a BB gun at his home meaning from the outside. Can you tell me how to get how you get to Sesame Street?

Does this crazy have any proof that someone shot inside of his house with a BB gun? Probably not. Lock him up for the rest of his life and feed him dog food with no salad or dessert.

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Pathetic loser, send him to jail the rest of his life or better gallows !!..

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