Woman, lover arrested over murder of her ex-husband


Police in Tokyo said Thursday they have arrested a 54-year-old woman and her 60-year-old lover on suspicion of killing the woman’s 52-year-old unemployed ex-husband.

According to police, Nobue Sakashita and her lover Jun Kawai conspired to kill her ex-husband Masaru Suto who was strangled to death with a belt at his apartment in Tokyo’s Taito Ward at around 7 p.m. on March 9, Fuji TV reported.

Sakashita, who was still living with her ex-husband, told police that a man dressed as a courier then forced his way into her apartment, knocked her down and attacked Suto. After the man left, she called 119 to report the incident. However, police found inconsistencies in her story and learned that she had spoken to Kawai by phone before and after the murder.

Police said Sakashita has denied the charge but Kawai has admitted to strangling Suto and said Sakashita was in on the plan..

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Wow! These love triangle murders seem quite common in Japan.

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Now there's a shock..........! Most of us were saying at the time none of her account really added up.

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Another murder solved by the sleuths at JT.

These people just aren't very smart. I mean, they plan to commit murder, the worst crime on the books - and this was the best they could come up with?

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Good riddance to them both. Hope they get a looooong time to think about it

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Well, that went well darling.

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Well, sounds like a recipe for life behind bars if anything is. Premeditated murder, lying to police, then the woman lying again.

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I hate to say I told you so but I told you so

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Yup. The original story smelled like day-old sushi.

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Maybe a silly question for this forum, but why was the murdered husband and the wife's surname different?

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