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Suspect in slain Chiba univ student case arrested again for 3rd burglary, assault

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Tatsumi Tateyama, a 48-year-old unemployed man considered the chief suspect in the murder of fourth year Chiba University student Yukari Ogino, 21, was arrested on Wednesday for a third burglary and assault.

Police arrested Tateyama this time for allegedly entering a 61-year-old woman's home in Sakura City in early October, and punching her in the face before taking about 10,000 yen from the woman's purse. The woman's 31-year-old daughter came home, and Tateyama is accused of striking her in the face and taking about 16,000 yen, as well as her cash card.

Police said Tateyama forced the woman to give him her pin number, and that he later withdrew about 550,000 yen from her account.

Tateyama has admitted to the allegations, saying he didn't have any money and that he resorted to threatening people after he couldn't get enough cash from burglarizing empty homes.

Tateyama has already been charged over similar incidents on Nov 17 and Dec 19. He is yet to be charged in the murder of Yukari Ogino, but has admitted to entering her apartment and stealing her cash card.

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come on now. folks, this guy should be behind bars, not roaming the streets.

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How does someone make bail after repeated crimes?

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Damn for real! This looney is roaming the streets free ? Now that's shocking!

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If you are a suspect in a murder case and you know you are innocent would you not be on your best behavior not to draw anymore attention? This guy is a moron. Lock him up for god's sake.

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This guy is a moron. Lock him up for god's sake.

I think the real morons are the cops who keep letting people go despite having enough evidence against him.

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he later withdrew about 550,000

Dang, I can only withdraw 500,000 in a single day. What bank are they using?

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I don't think they let this guy out once they got him - they're just rearresting him for different crimes.

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He is yet to be charged in the murder of Yukari Ogino, but has admitted to entering her apartment and stealing her cash card.

How in the world is this not enough evidence to charge him? Do they need a videotape of the murder itself?

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Perhaps they might think a little before letting him out a third time as well.

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How does someone make bail after repeated crimes?

It's cheaper to let them out. Money talks. If he has no family to pay some money to the government, he is set free!

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Japan needs a "3 strikes and you're out" law like in Cali. This guy would already be locked up for life.

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I think they mean "charged for another crime", not arrested again.....

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This guy's a suspect.....and they let him walk?!?!?!?!?!? Kan we say Keystone Kops?

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My question is why is he just be charged for the October assault now?!! If this had been put away then, the other burglaries/assaults wouldn't have happened! I don't remember the date that Yukari died but perhaps her life could have been saved too.

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Where does it say he's on bail? Is Japan dumb enough to let this guy just be out, walking around??

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Either badly written or badly translated. Lots of posters seem to think he's out and walking around committing new and recent crimes. Mittsu is right. He's in jail. The police are using their usual methods of interrogation. He's admitting to crimes he has done in the past (like last October). Then the police are charging him for another crime. He's not out on bail.

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Thanks for clearing that up borscht.

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The problem is the article's use of "arrested". You don't "arrest" someone who's already incarcerated. You just charge them with additional crimes.

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