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Thursday, October 11, 2007


He was a real online Dr. Kevorkian.

Police arrested a Japanese man for allegedly killing a 21-year-old woman who paid him to carry out her plan through his Internet suicide site.

Kazunari Saito, 33, gave Sayaka Nishizawa sleeping pills and then suffocated her after she wrote to him in April through the site, which provided tips on how to commit suicide.

"I want to die, how can I die?" she wrote. Once Saito wrote back and told her, "I will give you lots of sleeping pills," the distraught woman then paid him $1,700, police said. It wasn't clear as to why she needed help.

Nishizawa's father found his daughter's body in her apartment just south of Tokyo. There was a note suggesting suicide, but her cell phone and keys were missing.

The suspect, an electrician by trade, told police the woman had asked him to "see her through" the dying process. Japan's suicide rate is among the highest in the industrialized world.

Officials didn't say if the Web site was still working.

What an entrepreneur!

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Anonymous Pete said...

A switch to a sad topic. Can't
leave a funny response on this blog.
What a shame that someone at the young age of 21 should be so conflicted as to want to end their life!
Sad that no one was able to reach out to this young woman.
As for the "helper",he should rot in jail!

Thu Oct 11, 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Sorry, I hate to admit find humor in just about everything! Just praying will not surface as some freaky YouTube clip. (Glad Diana could not find a link this time!)Harikari Girl or some weird title like that.

Thu Oct 11, 11:53:00 AM  

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