The Tokyo District Court has sentenced a 29-year-old woman to 16 years in prison for killing her 48-year-old boyfriend at his apartment in Tokyo's Chuo Ward in February.
The court convicted Azuha Kikuchi, a former bar hostess, of killing her boyfriend Yuji Hirata, Fuji TV reported. Kikuchi had confessed to the crime, saying she got angry with Hirata after he told her he wanted to break up with her.
Hirata was found bleeding profusely and lying on the floor of his apartment. Kikuchi said she stabbed him in the stomach and other parts of his body with a knife as he slept, and then bludgeoned his head with a metal bat several times.
Kikuchi was arrested after a metal bat was found in the apartment with the body, and a bloody knife was discovered in her purse.© Japan Today