Shinzo Abe's killer planned to kill another person – media

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 Assassin Shinzo Abe was planning to kill another person - media

A man arrested on suspicion of killing former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe turned out to be planning to kill another man.

About this Sources close to the case told the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.

Assailant Tetsuya Yamagami confessed to the charges against him. He stated that he planned to attack “a high-ranking member of a religious group.”

The man was reportedly not at the scene at the time of the attack.

The Mainichi Shimbun notes that Yamagami “made meaningless statements” and the police are thoroughly investigating whether he is mentally capable to bear criminal liability.

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