A 21-year-old university student who stabbed a woman to death because he "wanted to kill someone" was sentenced to life in prison by the Saitama District Court on Wednesday.
The court heard that the defendant, Yusuke Numata, followed Sayaka Sato, a 21-year-old university student, after she left the convenience store in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, where she worked part-time, at around 10:45 p.m. last Oct 15, and stabbed her at least 30 times, Fuji TV reported. Sato was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.
Numata turned himself in to police at 1:20 a.m. the next morning and said he just wanted to kill someone and that anyone would do. He also told police where to find the knife he used.
Prosecutors said Numata purchased a knife with the intent to kill someone. During the trial, Numata said he didn't know Sato but had seen her in the convenience store before and thought she was cute.© Japan Today