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Woman arrested for killing hospitalized grandfather

Police in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Sunday sent a 28-year-old unemployed woman to prosecutors on a charge of killing her 88-year-old hospitalized grandfather.
According to police, the suspect, Miki Hagikawa, has admitted to stabbing her grandfather, Ko Hagikawa, with a fruit knife while he was in hospital at around 8 p.m. on Friday night, Fuji TV reported. The victim suffered a fatal stab wound to his right side.
A bloodied knife was left in the hospital room. A hospital staff member saw the suspect leave her grandfather’s room about 10 minutes after going in. Police said Hagikawa turned herself in at a nearby koban (police box) later Friday. She had a second knife in a bag she was carrying.
The victim was in a four-bed ward but there was only one other patient in the room at the time and he was asleep.
Police said Hagikawa has admitted that she planned to kill her grandfather but has so far given no motive. She had been living with her parents and the victim.


© Japan Today
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