The Straits Times
Published on Nov 09, 2012

Japan stalker kills victim after police give location


TOKYO (AFP) - A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in Japan learned her new married name and where she lived from the police officers who arrested him for stalking her, media reported on Friday.

Hideto Kozutsumi was held in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, last year on charges of stalking and harassing Ms Rie Miyoshi after he repeatedly threatened to kill her in a series of e-mails following the pair's split.

Kozutsumi could only e-mail her because Ms Miyoshi had married another man, taking his name, and moved to a different city.

Police arrested Kozutsumi for the harassment - reading out an arrest warrant that included his former lover's new name and location.