Man arrested in Sendai over murder of older brother in Aichi Pref
Japan Today -- Jul 13
Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 27-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 30-year-old brother in Tahara, Aichi Prefecture, on Thursday.

According to police, Yohei Yamada has admitted to fatally stabbing his brother Masakazu at the residence they shared with their 60-year-old mother sometime before 4 a.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. The mother called 119 early Thursday morning and said that her oldest son was bleeding from several stab wounds to his back and chest. Masakazu, who worked part-time, was confirmed dead at the scene and Yohei was gone.

The mother told police she heard screams coming from a room on the first floor at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When she went downstairs to investigate, the door was closed and Yamada told her that everything was OK and she didn’t need to go in.

Yamada’s car was found at Shizuoka Station where he boarded a shinkansen bound for Tokyo. He then showed up in Sendai where he walked into a clothing store at around noon and told an employee that he had killed someone in Aichi. The employee called 110.

愛知県田原市の住宅で男性が殺害された事件で、逮捕された弟の供述通り、住宅から凶器とみられる包丁が見つかったことが分かりました。 殺人の疑いで逮捕された山田陽平容疑者(27)は、逃走先の仙台市から12日未明に田原警察署に移送されました。警察によりますと、山田容疑者は10日から11日未明までの間に田原市の自宅で兄の雅和さん(30)を殺害した疑いが持たれています。調べに対して容疑を認め、「包丁を使って刺した」と供述していて、血痕のようなものが付いた包丁が供述通り自宅で見つかりました。司法解剖の結果、雅和さんの死因は失血死で心臓に達するほど深い刺し傷もありました。強い殺意による犯行とみられ、警察は動機などを調べています。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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