Prosecutors in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, have dropped their indictment of a 40-year-old man arrested on suspicion of killing the 61-year-old president of an auto repair company in June.
Prosecutors made the decision after a three-month psychiatric examination of the suspect concluded on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. As is customary, prosecutors did not specify the reason for dropping the indictment.
The suspect, a temp worker whose address is unknown, was accused of killing Yasutsugu Nakane, president of Arcadia Co, sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on June 6. A friend discovered Nakane’s body in his office. Police said he had been beaten about the head several times with a blunt object.
Surveillance camera footage showed the suspect leaving in a car from Nakane’s company on the day of the murder. Police detained him at a shopping mall in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture, the next day. Police said he admitted to the charge but denied intent to kill.© Japan Today