Abe murder accused arrested

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Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, was arrested until November 29th. He previously admitted his guilt. A man shot the ex-premier in early July, when he was giving a speech in Nara

Tetsuyu Yamagami, 41, accused of killing former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was arrested until November 29, Kyodo reports.

Authorities also intend to conduct a ballistics examination of the makeshift weapons found in Yamagami's possession. He could also be charged with violating firearms laws.

Yamagami shot Abe on July 8 while he was giving a speech in the city of Nara. He was armed with homemade weapons. The ex-premier died in the hospital. The man pleaded guilty.

According to Kyodo, the defendant was offended by the Unification Church sect, to which his mother donated about ¥100 million ($720 thousand) and whom he blamed for his family's financial difficulties.

Yamagami claimed to have shot the ex-premier because he believed he was affiliated with the sect.

Abe's body was cremated. The state funeral will be held on September 27 in Tokyo.

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