Kyoto: Man, 35, fatally stabs ex-wife in residence -- Mar 04
Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his former wife at the residence they share in Nantan City, reports the Sankei Shimbun

In the early morning hours of March 2, Yuichi Kamata, of no known occupation, allegedly used a knife to slash his Miyuki Asada, 42, in several locations in the head inside the residence.

According to the Nantan Police Station, Kamata visited a police box after the incident at just past 4:00 a.m. “I killed a person,” he reportedly said. Asada was later confirmed dead that same day.

Kamata, who has been accused of murder, admits to the allegations. “I did it myself,” the suspect was quoted by police.

A man, 35, is alleged to have fatally stabbed his former wife at their residence in Nantan City early Saturday

The couple divorced in January. However, they continued to live together in the same residence. There is no record of Asada having a filed a domestic violence complaint, police said.

Police are now investigating a motive for the crime.

元妻を刃物で刺して殺害したとして35歳の男が逮捕されました。 釜田裕一容疑者は2日未明、京都府南丹市の住宅で元妻の麻田みゆきさん(42)の首など数カ所を包丁のようなもので刺して殺害した疑いが持たれています。午前4時すぎに近くの交番に釜田容疑者が自首したことで事件が発覚しました。
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