Jun. 20, 2012 - 06:03AM JST
Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 26-year-old woman for the murder of a fellow hospital inpatient in Saitama Prefecture seven years ago.
According to police, the woman is accused of strangling to death a 76-year-old woman while the pair were inpatients in the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Fukaya, TBS reported. Because the suspect was a minor at the time of the crime, she cannot be named
Police said the woman was arrested last month for attempted robbery in a convenience store in Honjo. During police questioning, she confessed to the murder, telling officers she strangled the woman with a length of string, TBS reported.