Teen axe murderer: I just wanted to kill someone
28 January 2015, 12:43
Tokyo - A 19-year-old college girl murdered
an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she "just wanted to kill
someone" news reports in Japan said on Wednesday.
The student from the prestigious Nagoya
University hit 77-year-old Tomoko Mori repeatedly with the axe and then
strangled her "because she wasn't completely dead", the Asahi Shimbun
The young woman was arrested on Tuesday,
and reportedly told investigators: "I have just wanted to kill someone
since childhood. It could have been anybody."
Mori had become acquainted with her alleged
murderer when she tried to persuade the young woman to join a religious group.
The killing allegedly occurred at the
student's apartment in Nagoya, central Japan, with an axe the suspect had
acquired as a junior high school student, Jiji Press reported.
On the day of the murder, she reportedly
tweeted: "I eventually did it."
The student's name was not released because
she is a minor under Japanese law.
Crime levels are low in Japan and murder is
uncommon, however, occasional killings tend to make headlines because of their
In August a 16-year-old schoolgirl confessed
to decapitating her classmate because she "wanted to dissect