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Suspect Rearrested in Nagoya Karaoke Murder Case

NAGOYA, Jan 16 (News On Japan) - A 25-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a 20-year-old woman last month at a karaoke parlor in Nagoya has been rearrested for the murder of a woman with whom he was cohabiting in a condominium in Nagoya.

According to investigators, Haruki Soga, a self-proclaimed sex shop worker, is suspected of drowning the 30-year-old woman in a bathtub in their apartment in Osu, Naka Ward.

The woman's body was found on December 26, the same day Soga was arrested and indicted for stabbing and killing the woman at the karaoke parlor in Nakamura Ward.

Soga admitted to stabbing the woman but has since remained silent.

During his arrest, Soga mentioned, "I also killed another woman by drowning her in a bathtub," which led to the discovery of the body of the woman he was sharing an apartment with.

Following his arrest, the suspect made statements to the effect of "I did it in a fit of rage," and police are investigating the relationship between the two women and his motives for the murders.

Source: TBS

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