19-year-old girl arrested for killing 77-year-old woman in Nagoya
CRIME JAN. 28, 2015 - 03:00PM JST
Police have arrested a 19-year-old girl on suspicion of killing a 77-year-old woman. The girl, who is a student at Nagoya University, was quoted by police as saying she wanted to kill someone and that anyone would do, NTV reported Wednesday.
According to police the victim, Tomoko Mori, became acquainted with the university student at a religious gathering. Mori was reported missing by her husband on Dec 7.
Police learned that Mori had been spending a lot of time with the girl and on Tuesday searched the girl’s apartment in Nagoya’s Showa Ward, where they found Mori’s body. The girl was at her parents’ home where she was arrested, police said.
Police said the girl told them she had wanted to kill someone ever since she was a child, NTV reported. She admitted to hitting Mori with a hatchet and then strangling her with a scarf in December, police said.
The news has been widely reported in Japan. But no information from Watchtower Japan Branch.