Two inpatients arrested for murder of patient in Aomori psychiatric hospital


Two male inpatients have been arrested for the murder of a third at a psychiatric hospital in Aomori City, police said Tuesday.

Police say the men, aged 59 and 40, were arrested after a third man, with whom they shared a room, was found strangled to death on Sunday night, NTV reported.

According to police, the men are accused of strangling 52-year-old Masayuki Akahira to death with a cord or rope at around 6:30 p.m. Police say the three men had been sharing a room since February of this year and that they are currently investigating whether there was a history of trouble between them.

At a press conference following the incident, a hospital spokesperson said, "This incident was not brought about by poor management. It could not have been prevented," NTV reported.

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Ok - they never mentioned in the previous report that he was in a psychiatric hospital. Now things make a little more sense.

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Thumbs up for Nicky. They left out that little piece of important information the fisrt time around. That's Crazy!....Oh wait.....

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First to blame the family, first to say, I was wrong.

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Helps to have as much info as possible to make some stories make sense, now we know it was nutters who done it, but they still could have been yakuza nutters.

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Irrational to let irrational minds in same rooms?

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Is an hospital spokesman part of the justice system? ??

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It could not have been prevented

WWHHHAAATTT? Don't they have guards in these places? How can they wash their hands of a murder like this which took place IN THEIR INSTITUTION so easily????

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Maybe the guy was a snorer.

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Scary!! And these idiot fools say it is 100% unpreventable??

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