Teacher found murdered after being discharged from hospital
A high school teacher in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, was discovered murdered in the entrance to his home last Friday, police said Monday. Police said he may have been killed by someone he knew because he had just gotten out of the hospital earlier that day.
Hideo Matsumoto, 56, was discovered collapsed at the front of his house at around 10 p.m. on Friday. His body had sustained blows to the head and face, police said. The inside of the home looked to be untouched, and it is believed that Matsumoto was attacked at the entrance before he got inside.
According to his school, the teacher had been hospitalized for about two months for an undisclosed illness. Police believe the crime was committed by someone who knew Matsumoto would be getting out of hospital on that day.