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Japan's teenaged murder accused 'wanted to dissect' someone, says report

Published on Jul 29, 2014 1:37 PM
 

TOKYO (AFP) - A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.

The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female classmate, after police discovered the dismembered body on a bed in the suspect's home.

The accused has admitted she strangled the victim before severing her head and left hand, "using tools... and something like a cord," a police investigator told AFP.

"The victim was found decapitated, with her left wrist chopped off," the investigator said, adding that the murder likely took place on Saturday evening.

A van carrying a 15-year-old high schoolgirl, who was arrested on suspicion of killing a school friend at her home, leaves a police station for the prosecutor's office in Sasebo in Nagasaki prefecture, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu on July 28, 2014. A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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