Police on Wednesday are searching the home of a former caregiver at a seniors’ residence near Tokyo in connection with the death of a resident.
Three seniors died at a nursing care facility in Kawasaki in 2014 after falling from upper-floor balconies.
Hayato Imai, aged 23, was working at the time that each of the deaths occurred over a two-month period. He was arrested on Monday on suspicion of murdering one of the victims, an 87-year-old man. Imai lives in Yokohama City.
Sources close to the investigation say he has confessed to killing all 3 residents. He has also reportedly told police he faced many problems at the nursing home and had complicated feelings about his work.
Source and image: NHK