Japanese knife attacker wanted disabled euthanized
Ex-employee of mental hospital stabs 19 in their sleep in Japan’s worst mass killing in decades.
(From Japan Today)
Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbors of a center for mentally disabled people in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep and wounded dozens more in Japan’s worst mass killing in decades.
“This kind of thing doesn’t happen in Japan. It’s unthinkable it happened so close to me,” said Masae Mizoguchi, a 78-year-old retiree who lives up the hill from the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility.
Residents of the town woke in horror on Tuesday to learn that a man had broken into the disabled facility overnight and stabbed residents as they slept.
“These people were severely disabled, and they were asleep. That’s why he was able to kill so many,” Mizoguchi said. Read More