Police arrest samurai-sword murder suspect

Woman killed by samurai sword-wielding man

August 14, 2012 3:06:57 PM PDT
In San Jose, police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing a homeless woman to death with a samurai sword.

The stabbing happened last night outside the Walgreens on West San Carlos Street at Meridian Avenue. The victim was known in the area as the "screaming lady."

Investigators say she was sitting on the sidewalk when she was attacked.

Some witnesses say the victim and the suspect may have had an earlier confrontation.