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(Update 2) Kobe Man Rearrested for Murder of Grandfather

(Update 2) Kobe Man Rearrested for Murder of Grandfather

   Kobe, July 17 (Jiji Press)--A 26-year-old unemployed man in Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, was served with a fresh arrest warrant on Monday, on suspicion of killing his grandfather, 83, in the city.
   Arrested by the Hyogo prefectural police department was Kanami Takeshima. The suspect is keeping silence over the murder allegations, according to the police department.
   In the incident, which occurred on Sunday morning, the elderly man, Tatsuo Nanbu, and two other people--his wife, Miyuki, 83, and 79-year-old female neighbor Yaeko Tsuji-- were murdered. The suspect's mother, 52, and another person suffered serious injuries.
   Takeshima is suspected of killing Nanbu at their home in Kobe's Kita Ward by beating the grandfather with a metal baseball bat and stabbing him with a cooking knife, according to investigative sources.
   An autopsy conducted on Nanbu found that he died from blood loss due to damage mainly to a carotid artery, the police department said. Stab wounds, cuts and bruises were found on more than seven areas of his body, including his neck and chest.

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