The 36-year-old former employee, was initially arrested on Dec. 8 on suspicion of murdering a different resident, Setsuji Yoshida, then 76, on July 6, 2020, by injecting air into a syringe connected to an intravenous tube attached to his leg, Ibaraki prefectural police served the suspect with the additional warrant.
A house fire that broke out in Sangawa, Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture on the morning of the 17th, killing two male residents, has led to an arson and murder investigation. On the night of the 18th, the Chiba prefectural police arrested a 65-year-old unemployed person who lives in this house on suspicion of arson and murder. The deceased, a man aged 32 and his father, aged 67 had severe physical disabilities, and it is possible that the attack was motivated by fatigue from long-term care and pessimism about the future.
The suspect is a resident of the city of Fukuoka, the capital of the namesake prefecture, adjacent to Kumamoto Prefecture, admitted to the crime, saying that he was trying to copy the knife and arson attack on a Keio Corp rapid train in Tokyo on Oct. 31, which left more than a dozen people injured, police sources said.