Chinese bus drivers

Wang Xianjie (right), one of four arrested Chinese bus drivers. Photo: AFP

Briefs, December 13, 2012

 A Japanese woman at the centre of a multiple murder case who reportedly coerced people into starving family members to death has been found dead in her cell. Miyoko Sumida, 64, was the chief suspect in an investigation that has transfixed low-crime Japan since three decaying corpses were discovered in an empty house where she once lived.