Japanese teen murders Kadena High School student on Okinawa

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The Stars & Stripes reports that an unemployed Japanese national teenager in the Takashiho district of Okinawa stabbed and killed a 17-year-old USFJ Army (Torii Station) dependent and Kadena High School student, Edward N. Allshouse, Jr., during a heated argument over a woman.

[Via the Stars & Stripes] A teenage Army dependent died Saturday after being stabbed during an early morning dispute with a Japanese teenager, according to U.S. military and Okinawa authorities.

Edward N. Allshouse, Jr., 17, a student at Kadena High School, was stabbed in his chest with a replica sword at an apartment in Yomitan and died at a nearby hospital about seven hours later, a spokesman for the Okinawa prefectural police said.

Police said a 17-year-old Japanese suspect was taken into custody on Saturday, and a charge of murder was referred to the Naha prosecutor’s office, which must now decide whether to bring the case to court. Story by: Travis J. Tritten and Chiyomi Sumida, Stars and Stripes

A memorial service will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at Yomitan Sera-en funeral home adjacent to the Okinawa Christian School. Click here for the rest of the story. BT sends condolences to the Allshouse family.

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