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Father of Japan teen murder accused says act was 'unforgivable'

Published on Aug 3, 2014 5:55 PM
 
A hearse carrying the coffin of Japanese schoolgirl Aiwa Matsuo, alleged to have been murdered by a classmate, leaves the funeral hall in Sasebo, western Japan, on July 29, 2014. The father of a 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl who confessed to decapitating a classmate has said his daughter's act "can never be forgiven", reports said on Sunday, Aug 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - The father of a 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl who confessed to decapitating a classmate has said his daughter's act "can never be forgiven", reports said on Sunday.

The 16-year-old, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering fellow student Aiwa Matsuo, 15, after police discovered her dismembered body on a bed in the suspect's home in Sasebo, western Japan.

The teenager has confessed to decapitating Matsuo and cutting off her hand, police said, with the suspect reportedly telling investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.

"My daughter's act can never be forgiven for any reason or cause," her father said in a statement, according to Kyodo News and other local media.

 
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