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Aug 9, 2014

Sasebo girl detained for psychiatric testing

The Sasebo Summary Court has ordered that the 16-year-old girl held on suspicion of killing a classmate last month and dismembering her body remain detained for psychiatric evaluation, her lawyers said. The court granted the prosecution’s request to detain the first-year high school student ...

Aug 6, 2014

Panel urges tougher penaties for stalking

An expert panel commissioned by the National Police Agency called Tuesday for tougher punishment on stalking, as well as a ban on loitering around victims and stalking behavior that uses social networking sites. Following the panel’s proposals made in a report, the NPA plans ...

Aug 6, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly kept cat head in fridge

The 16-year-old schoolgirl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, who has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering a classmate kept a severed cat head in her refrigerator, according to a media report. The teen was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering Aiwa Matsuo, 15, after ...