Man stabbed girl in Nagoya after she wrote on Twitter, ‘Will you kill me?’

tokyoreporter.com -- Feb 22
Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 31-year-old man who stabbed a girl in Nagoya last year after she requested he do so via social media, reports the Asahi Shimbun

On the night of November 21, Yuya Akiyama, of no known occupation, allegedly used a knife to stab the girl, then 19, in the abdomen in Meijo Park in Kita Ward.

The girl suffered injuries that required one week to heal, police said.

According to police, the girl instructed Akiyama to carry out the crime after they became acquainted via Twitter. “Will you kill me?” she reportedly wrote.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of carrying out an attempted contract murder on Saturday, Akiyama denied the allegations. “I carried out the act, but I did not intend to kill,” the suspect said.

Prior to the incident, Akiyama traveled from the Kanto region by train to Shizuoka Prefecture to meet her.

Akiyama and the girl then traveled together inside her car to purchase the knife at a store. Afterward, they headed to the park.

At some point after the stabbing, the girl decided to seek help from a male passerby who contacted police.

Akiyama surfaced as a person of interest for police after they examined the girl’s Twitter account. He is believed to been motivated by payment from the girl.

The case is not the first of a kind. In December, the Tokyo District Court sentenced Takahiro Shiraishi to death over the murder of nine persons. He met them all via Twitter after they expressed a desire to die.

- tokyoreporter.com

2020年11月、ツイッターで知り合った自殺を志願する女性に頼まれ、女性を包丁で刺して殺害しようとしたとして、31歳の男が逮捕された。 逮捕されたのは、住所不定・無職の秋山雄哉容疑者(31)。 2020年11月、ツイッターで知り合った当時19歳の愛知・名古屋市の女性から自分を殺すよう頼まれ、名古屋市北区の名城公園で、腹を包丁で刺して殺害しようとした疑いが持たれている。 女性は、自殺を志願していたものの、死ぬのを思いとどまり、通行人の男性に助けを求めて警察に通報し、命に別条はなかった。 警察は、女性とやりとしていたツイッターのアカウントなどを捜査し、秋山容疑者を特定した。 秋山容疑者は調べに対し、「行為は間違いないが、殺すつもりはなかった」と容疑を一部否認していて、警察がくわしいいきさつを調べている。 - FNNプライムオンライン