Former high school teacher “murdered his former female colleague” while they both had wives and husbands. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Former high school teacher “murdered his former female colleague” while they both had wives and husbands.

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A wooded area where the body of a female teacher was buried (PHOTO: Kyodo News)

There is no doubt that I did it, but I recognize that the other party gave consent.”

At her first trial on July 11 at the Kushiro District Court, Shuri Katagiri, 36, a former employee of a high school in Obihiro, Hokkaido, denied part of the charges against her. Katagiri is accused of murdering Asako Miyata, then 47, a female teacher who used to be his colleague.

The incident occurred in May 2010. Katagiri strangled Miyata, who used to work at the same high school, with a seatbelt in her car in a parking lot in Obihiro City. The body was dumped in a wooded area in the city. Katagiri and Miyata were in a relationship despite the fact that each had a wife and husband.

According to the opening statement, when Katagiri broke up with her because of the birth of her child, they argued in the car. When Katagiri said, ‘I have no choice but to die,’ Miyata nodded her head. Katagiri’s defense claimed that he had agreed to the murder and that it was a consensual murder. The prosecution, on the other hand, claims that the defendant did not intend to die, but killed her by pretending that he did.

FRIDAY Digital” reported the case in detail in an article distributed on June 9, 2010. We would like to recount the complicated relationship and background between the two men (some corrections have been made).

My wife hasn’t come home.

I’m going to Kushiro.”

The woman told her husband and children that she was going to Kushiro, and left by car. However, she was found not in Kushiro, but in Obihiro, about 150 km to the east. Her body was found under the ground wearing clothes.

Ms. Miyata, who lived in Kitami City, Hokkaido, left her home before noon on May 29, 2010. Until the evening of the same day, she was communicating with her family via SNS, but on the following day, May 30, she could not be reached. Her husband, concerned, called the Hokkaido Prefectural Police.

My wife has not come home. I have lost track of her whereabouts.

On the 31st, he filed a missing persons report. When the police interviewed the husband, a man emerged in the line of investigation.

He is the defendant Katagiri. When the police interviewed him voluntarily on June 1, Katagiri admitted that he had met with Ms. Miyata and stated, “I strangled her to death. He said, “I strangled her to death. I carried the body in my car and dug a hole with a shovel and buried it.

In the presence of Katagiri, the police searched a wooded area in Obihiro City and found Miyata’s body under the ground. There were marks on his neck as if he had been strangled. The cause of death was asphyxiation. The police arrested Katagiri on suspicion of abandoning the body.

Katagiri and Miyata used to be colleagues. They worked at different high schools in Hokkaido for four years from April 2004 to March 2010.

‘They both seemed to be very popular with students and parents. If there was a student absent for a long period of time, they would be very accommodating and offer advice. They never raised their voices. He was a mild-mannered teacher with a passion for education. From that time on, Ms. Miyata and Mr. Katagiri were well known for their closeness.

The two had a partner, but grew close to each other. Their relationship came to an end with the worst possible outcome: a murder case.

Katagiri allegedly buried the body of a former colleague in the ground. The image has been doctored.)
The deceased Mr. Miyata (from his SNS. The image has been doctored.)
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