A 23-year-old woman who was transferred from one mental institution to another this week killed a patient, a woman in her 80s, one day after arriving at the facility in Ome, Tokyo.
The suspect, who was transferred to the hospital on Monday, has admitted to killing the woman on Tuesday, but has been rambling, police said. She was quoted as saying, “I am a robot and when I am switched on, I move without any control over my actions.”
According to police, the suspect, who is from Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, went into the room of the victim at Nariki Chosei Hospital at around 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said she placed a pillow over the elderly woman’s face and started punching her.
A male nurse on duty near the room heard thumping sounds and went to investigate. He found the woman beating the victim and restrained her, while another employee called police.
Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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