Man stabs drinking buddy in Itoman house

Itoman Police arrested a daiko driver in Zaha, Itoman City, on suspicion of attempted murder on May 18.

According to police, 52-year-old Satoru Kinjo had been drinking with another man in a private house in Teruya, Itoman City, in the afternoon of the same day, and they started an argument that escalated into a physical altercation. At the end of the altercation Kinjo took a knife from the kitchen in the house and stabbed the victim twice in the back.

The victim suffered stab wounds on his back, but his injuries are not life threatening.

Kinjo reportedly partially denies the charge insisting he did not intend to murder the victim.