• Kyodo


A 25-year-old construction worker pleaded guilty Monday to murdering two women he became acquainted with via e-mail at his first hearing before the Kyoto District Court.

The indictment said Hiroaki Nishijima planned to rob and then murder Miki Iwabuchi, a 19-year-old student at Kyoto Women’s University, and Misako Miyauchi, a 28-year-old office worker.

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