19-year-old arrested over hotel stabbing that left woman dead, man injured

Japan Today -- Jun 03
Police in Tachikawa, Tokyo, have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he fatally stabbed a 31-year-old female sex worker at a hotel on Tuesday.

The suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, also stabbed the woman’s male companion.

Police said the suspect has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he became “interested in killing” after watching a film of people being murdered on the internet, Sankei Shimbun reported. He also told police that “the sex industry is not helping with the declining birthrate and aging population” in Japan.

Police said the suspect checked into the hotel at 3:30 p.m., shortly before the woman, Michi Mamoriya, arrived at 3:45 p.m. It is believed she and the suspect got into an argument because she used the room phone to call her male companion and ask him to come and help her. After that, the suspect stabbed Mamoriya around 70 times, police said.

- Japan Today

東京・立川市のホテルで男女が刺されて31歳の女性が死亡した事件で、警視庁は2日にあきる野市に住む19歳の少年を男性に対する殺人未遂容疑で逮捕しました。 - ANNnewsCH