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SDF member arrested over murder of 82-year-old man in Kyoto

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Police have arrested a 21-year-old member of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on suspicion of fatally stabbing an 82-year-old man on the staircase of his apartment building in Kyoto last week.

Police said Yukito Mizushima, who lives in Kyoto, is accused of stabbing Kojiro Okada with a knife several times at around 8 p.m. on Dec 3, Kyodo News reported.

Another resident of the building in Higashiyama Ward called 119 at around 8:50 p.m. and said a man was lying on a staircase landing between the second and third floors, bleeding from several wounds to his back. Okada was taken to hospital where he died 45 minutes later due to loss of blood, police said.

Police said Mizushima surfaced as a suspect after an analysis of surveillance camera footage taken outside the victim’s apartment building. The stairs are accessible from outside the building.

Mizushima was arrested on Sunday as he was leaving a lodging facility in Tokyo. He had in his possession an all-purpose knife with a blade over 10 centimeters long.

Police said he has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I didn't know the victim. I didn’t care who I killed. Anybody would have done."

Police said Mizushima also told them he would have killed someone else again at random if he hadn't been arrested.

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A five foot drop will be appropriate for this murderer.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Another of many oxygen thieves that need to be removed from the gene pool.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

A five foot drop will be appropriate for this murderer.

Hoping so much that this will happen. He has no right to be fed, clothed and kept alive.

RIP to the innocent old man.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

How do psychopaths get recruited by JSDF?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

A death sentence fits him.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

He must have so much hatred in his heart.

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I didn’t care who I killed.

Angry at the world, angry at life, but to take an innocent victim is the most selfish thing one can ever do.

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Soldiers are trained to kill. He just does what he does for a living. Give him some sympathy

Another uninformed comment from someone who knows 0 about the military.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are NOT trained to kill indiscriminately, and 99.9% have higher morals and respect for life than many civilians.

This scumbag deserves what is coming to him and it would do well to remember that the military is merely a reflection of the society they come from.

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Moonraker

Scary stuff. Maybe he is some kind of psychopath... 

Maybe?

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He was quoted as saying... “I didn't know the victim. I didn’t care who I killed. Anybody would have done.".........I hope to dog this man is not let out of prison....ever. What he said should be proof enough to 'What' he is.

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Send him to gallows!!!!..

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Another incident where a member of the SDF becomes a criminal by killing someone, this is not going to help with the low recruitment, maybe it is time to think of a deep reform.

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Another of many oxygen thieves that need to be removed from the gene pool.

haven’t read such a fantastic comment in such a while. Agree completely!

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Police said he has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I didn't know the victim. I didn’t care who I killed. Anybody would have done." Police said Mizushima also told them he would have killed someone else again at random if he hadn't been arrested.

Scary stuff. Maybe he is some kind of psychopath or maybe he was motivated to kill by the existence of the death penalty - as many others have been - which, by convention, seems to require two murders to be implemented.

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Once again, the pro-capital punishment JT crowd fail to understand that you don’t get the death penalty for a single murder.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Soldiers are trained to kill. He just does what he does for a living. Give him some sympathy

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