CHIBA (Kyodo) A man arrested last month for allegedly killing a Chiba woman and abducting her daughter to Okinawa, by air, was charged Thursday with murder and violating weapons law.

Hiroyuki Nakada, 28, stands accused of bludgeoning to death Aiko Toyoda, 61, with a sledge hammer in a Chiba apartment on July 18. He had dated Toyoda’s daughter, Tomomi, 22, and, according to an investigation, took her by car to Tochigi Prefecture that day. The two then flew from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to Naha, Okinawa, the following day and visited an aquarium and a beach.

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