[Hpn] Boys forced homeless man to drown stating,"Homeless People Are No Good As Humans"

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:16:42 -0500


Boys allegedly forced man to drown

Two 16-year-old youths were arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering a
homeless man in June by forcing him to jump into a Tokyo river and drown,
police said.
Investigators said the youths, who both reside in Koto Ward, have admitted
forcing 64-year-old Yasuoki Higashi to jump into a deep part of the river
and said they didn't care if he died because "homeless people were no good
as humans."
Police said they decided to arrest the teens for murder because the two were
aware Higashi might die as a result of their actions.

The Japan Times: Jan. 27, 2004

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