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Care worker arrested over murder of 89-year-old nursing home resident

A 31-year-old man, who is a certified care worker employed at a nursing home in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of killing an 89-year-old woman who lived at the facility.
Police said the suspect, Yuki Tamura, is also accused of withdrawing cash from the victim’s bank account by using her debit card. Police said Tamura, who was sent to prosecutors on Saturday, confessed to being in debt, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, the victim, Itsuko Sugaya, was strangled to death on Jan 5. Police said that later the same day, Tamura withdrew 150,000 yen in cash from Sugaya’s bank account. Since then, he has withdrawn about 1.25 million yen from the account, police said.


© Japan Today
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