A 21-year-old woman, who was stabbed in her Minato Ward home on Aug 3, died on Monday, after more than a month in an unconscious state in hospital, police said Tuesday. Her 78-year-old grandmother, who was attacked with a knife and a hammer, died shortly after the incident. Koji Hayashi, a 41-year-old man from Chiba, has been charged with murder.
Miho Ejiri worked at a store in Akihabara where girls would first massage male customer’s earlobes, clean the inside of their ears and then massage their head, all the while engaging in conversation with the man’s head in their lap. The store charged 2,700 yen per half an hour for the service, and Ejiri was extremely popular, even once appearing on a TV show where she said she worked 6 days a week for up to 10 hours a day, making around 700,000 yen a month.
Police said that Hayashi frequented the store almost every week for over a year, sometimes spending up to 5 hours in the store and once spending more than 300,000 yen in one month. He asked Ejiri to be his girlfriend in April this year but she refused, and shortly after, he was banned from entering the store. Hayashi began following her home after work and loitering in her neighborhood. Ejiri had to have a male employee escort her home on occasions.
Police were called to her Minato home at around 9 a.m. on Aug 3, and found Hayashi standing in the entrance covered in blood. He told police he had stabbed both Ejiri and her grandmother, and he was arrested. Ejiri’s grandmother was pronounced dead shortly after she was rushed to hospital, but Ejiri remained in a critical state until her death on Monday.© News reports