Japanese woman indicted in stabbing death of US airman in Tokyo

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Servicemembers attend a memorial ceremony for Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES
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Servicemembers attend a memorial ceremony for Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese woman indicted in stabbing death of US airman in Tokyo

by: Hana Kusumoto | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 04, 2018

TOKYO — Japanese authorities have indicted a 27-year-old Japanese woman accused of stabbing and killing a Yokota airman, prosecutors said in a statement last week.

Aria Saito, a Tokyo resident, was charged Friday with murder and violation of the Swords and Firearms Control Law, the statement said.

The office worker is accused of stabbing Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler, 35, who was pronounced dead at a hospital Nov. 9.

Prosecutors said Saito stabbed the right side of Vollweiler’s neck with an 8-inch knife held in her left hand with an intention of killing him.

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