Filipino admits involvement in 2004 murder of Japanese student
Japan Today -- Sep 22
A 31-year-old Filipino on an international wanted list for suspected involvement in a 2004 rape and murder in baraki Prefecture on Thursday admitted his guilt to Kyodo News.

In the interview that took place in a Manila suburb, the man expressed remorse for the attack on a 21-year-old student of Ibaraki University, on Jan 31, 2004, and that he still remembers her.

He is one of two suspected accomplices in the attack who were placed on the wanted list following the arrest of Lampano Jerico Mori, 35, by Ibaraki prefectural police on Sept 2 on suspicion of killing the woman.

The man, who was a minor when the incident occurred, claimed that Mori, a resident of Gifu Prefecture, prior to his arrest, was the leader of the attack.

He returned to the Philippines in 2007 and confessed his involvement to relatives immediately afterward.

According to his aunt, he has not been mentally sound since his return, which she blamed on his use of illegal drugs while in Japan from 2003 to 2007.

News source: Japan Today
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