AKB48's Attacker Confesses To Attempted Murder
Sunday 25 May, 2014 - 10:22pm UTC
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The man who attacked AKB48
members with a hand saw, Umeta Satoru
, has admitted to attempted murder after being arrested by police for his crimes.
The victims of the crime, AKB48's Anna Iriyama
, Kawaei Rina
and a staff member, have all successfully completed surgery after becoming victims in a terrifying attack.
Rina suffered from a bone fracture in her right thumb, as well as a laceration. Iriyama fractured her right pinky and suffered a laceration to the head. The staff member suffered cuts to his left hand.
Surgery began at 9 pm local time and lasted 3 hours for the 3 victims. There were no complications with the surgeries.
Satoru's mother apologized for his actions in an address to the media. He was described by her as not really being a fan, with no CDs or event tickets being in his possession.
"It's so sad and agonizing. I can't understand why sad things like this ever happen
," fellow group mate Yukari Sasaki
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