Stabbing suspect should have killed himself, Osaka governor says
Osaka Gov Ichiro Matsui said Monday that the suspect in the fatal stabbing of two people in Osaka’s Higashi-Shinsaibashi area should have killed himself if he really wanted to die.
The suspect, 36-year-old Kyozo Isohi, was arrested at the scene on Sunday afternoon after he fatally stabbed a 42-year-old man from Tokyo and a 66-year-old local woman. He told police that he chose his victims at random and he wanted to kill anyone so he would be sentenced to death.
Matsui told a news conference that if Isohi really wanted to die, there were many ways he could have done it away from the spotlight, TBS reported. “Why did he have to take other people’s lives?”
Police said that Isohi was released from a prison in Niigata Prefecture two weeks ago. He had been serving time for assault and possession of stimulants. He was quoted as telling police that he was frustrated at having no home and no job prospects, and that he didn’t want to live anymore, TBS reported.