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Shinzo Abe’s killer wielded homemade gun, grudge over mother’s bankruptcy

Shinzo Abe’s killer wielded homemade gun, grudge over mother’s bankruptcy

THE man who killed Shinzo Abe believed the former Japanese leader was linked to a religious group he blamed for his mother's financial ruin and spent months planning the attack with a homemade gun, police told local media. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, was identified as the suspect on suspicion of murder on Friday after a man was seen in videos repeatedly shown on Japanese television calmly approaching Japan's longest-serving prime minister from behind and firing. Wiry and bespectacled with shaggy hair, the suspect was seen stepping into the road behind Abe, who was standing on a riser at an…
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