A 51-year-old woman and her 65-year-old male acquaintance have been arrested on suspicion of killing the woman’s ex-husband in a house fire in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, in 2016.
According to police, Yuko Sugai, who now lives in Nagoya, and Tsutomu Asano, a beauty salon manager living in Chita, Aichi Prefecture, are accused of killing Sugai’s former husband Koji Tsunoda (then 60), by stabbing him and setting fire to his house in February 2016, Fuji TV reported. The entire house was destroyed by the fire.
However, an autopsy on Tsunoda’s remains found four knife wounds in the victim’s chest.
Police said both suspects have denied any involvement in killing Tsunoda who lived alone after he and Sugai were divorced in July 2015.
Police said Tsunoda had a life insurance policy worth 30 million yen and that Sugai was the beneficiary.© Japan Today