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Suspect arrested for beating man to death with concrete block

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Police in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 44-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing a 70-year-old man by beating him to death with a small concrete block last week.

According to police, the man attacked Shuji Yoshida, the operator of a company that provides caregiving services, near the south exit of JR Amagasaki Station at around 11:05 a.m. last Tuesday Fuji TV reported. Witnesses said the two men had been arguing before the attacker repeatedly beat Yoshida in the face and head with the concrete block. He then ran away toward the north side of the station.

Yoshida was taken to hospital where he died about an hour after arrival.

Police did not name the suspect, saying that he was a psychiatric patient who had been receiving care from Yoshida’s company. He was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage.

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Every day we read of yet another senseless, random, very violent crime being committed in Japan. Proof that things are getting a lot more dangerous out there, and that all Japanese people are hardly the non-confrontational, peace loving folk afraid to stand out against the grain some folk like to think.

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But this particular suspect is a known psychiatric patient. Even if he gets convicted (because we all know that conviction rate is more important than Justice in Japan) he will get a light sentence if any.

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Why people are so violent?

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AMS

Why people are so violent?

Morning brother.

well, he's a psychiatric patient, so that's my guess as to why.

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oldman 13

Every day we read of yet another senseless, random, very violent crime being committed in Japan. Proof that things are getting a lot more dangerous out there, a

No, it simply means this is country of 120 million, and when you have such a large population, some "senseless, random, very violent crime" will happen somewhere. This is not "proof" of anything else.

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