Aug 12, 2014

Girl held in Sasebo slaying faces psychiatric tests during probe

The Sasebo branch of the Nagasaki District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Monday moved the 16-year-old girl being held for killing her classmate and dismembering her body to a medical facility for psychiatric tests. According to investigators, the girl, whose identity has been withheld because ...

Aug 7, 2014

Lightning kills Aichi youth on pitcher's mound during game

A high school student died after being struck by lightning Wednesday during a baseball game at a school in Fusocho, Aichi Prefecture, police said. Shoki Ando, 17, a pitcher for the private Seishin High School, was on the mound when he was struck by ...

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 ...

Father of Sasebo girl says slaying can 'never be forgiven'

Aug 3, 2014

Father of Sasebo girl says slaying can 'never be forgiven'

The father of the 16-year-old girl arrested last month on suspicion of killing and dismembering a female classmate in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, said Saturday his daughter’s act “can never be forgiven for any reason or cause” and deeply apologized to the victim’s family. “I ...

Jul 29, 2014

Sasebo suspect reportedly had no prior problems with murder victim

A 16-year-old girl in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, suspected of killing and dismembering her classmate Saturday, had no personal trouble with the victim, police said Tuesday, retracting earlier information that a personal grudge may have been involved. The suspect, whose name is being withheld because ...