Woman arrested over murder of 51-year-old man with whom she lived


Police in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing the 51-year-old man with whom she lived.

According to police, Yumi Ito has admitted to fatally stabbing Shoichi Shikama, a company president, on Friday. Kyodo News reported that an employee of Shikama, went to his house at around 1 p.m. after he didn’t show up for work. After getting no response by phone and finding the door locked, the employee called 110.

When police arrived, they found Shikama lying on the living room floor after having been stabbed in the chest and elsewhere. He was declared dead at the scene. Ito, who was in the apartment, had tried to hang herself but was conscious, police said. She was quoted as saying she stabbed Shikama in the morning after they had an argument about their relationship.

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Death penalty?

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You don't get death penalty for killing one person.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

When the honey stops flowing,

You have to be going.

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Oops, I’m 54 and not even nearly a company president, time to buy a blade resistant protection suit. lol

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They were probably mutually using each other for their own purposes, until the moment he stopped, and she she realized she had been used.

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Lots of woman sharing the president was the argument

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She (the unemployed person in this relationship) killed HIM (the very much employed company president) and then tried to hang herself. Looks as if she either became fearful of losing her sugar-daddy and benefits or he threatened to put her out...on the street...where a lot of unemployed people live, and they argued and she became angry and fearful and still killed him again. It says he was stabbed more than once.

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Once, I cut off my live in girl after a few years because she was milking me out of a lot of yen and when I stopped sharing my money, she just left on a jet plane.

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