Suspect in murder of homeless woman turns himself in

Japan Today -- Nov 22
A man being sought over the murder of a 64-year-old homeless woman in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward last week turned himself in at a koban (police box) on Saturday morning.

Kazuhito Yoshida, 46, has admitted to killing Misako Obayashi while she sat on a bench at a bus stop at around 4 a.m. on Nov 16, Fuji TV quoted police as saying. Yoshida showed up with his mother at the koban at 3 a.m. and told police he had attacked the woman.

Obayashi, who only had eight yen on her, was found collapsed on the ground, bleeding from a head injury, by a passerby at 5 a.m. near an intersection about 400 meters from Sasazuka Station. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said that street surveillance camera footage taken an hour earlier showed a man hitting Obayashi, who appeared to be asleep, with a shopping bag.

- Japan Today

東京・渋谷区で64歳の女性が男に頭を殴られて死亡した事件で、警視庁は出頭してきた近くに住む46歳の男を傷害致死の疑いで逮捕しました。  吉田和人容疑者は16日、渋谷区幡ケ谷でバス停に座っていた大林三佐子さんの頭を殴って死亡させた疑いが持たれています。捜査関係者によりますと、吉田容疑者は21日午前3時すぎに母親に付き添われて近くの交番に「自分がやりました」と出頭してきたということです。「こんなに大事になるとは思わなかった」とも話しています。吉田容疑者は事件当日、4時間近くにわたり周辺を徘徊(はいかい)していて、大林さんの前を3回通り過ぎて様子をうかがった後、袋に包まれた何かで頭を殴る姿が防犯カメラに映っていました。警視庁が詳しい動機を調べています。 - ANNnewsCH