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Teen stabs his neighbor and sets her in fire because he wanted to kill someone

By Mason White 4:18 PM August 10, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A teen was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly stabbing his neighbor and setting her body on fire, police in Japan said.

Hokkaido police said that they have arrested the 19-year-old unidentified man after they found the burned remains of 31-year-old Erika Konno in her apartment.

Firefighters arrived at the home around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, after being called about smoke coming out from the apartment.

The suspect who lived in an apartment above Konno, was waiting for the police to arrive and confessed to stabbing her and starting the fire.

The police found a knife covered in blood in his apartment.

During questioning, the suspect told police that he stabbed Kono because he just wanted to murder someone.