Christian Musician Killed Nicola for Refusing Sexual Advance, Say Police

Edel O’Connell, Independent, June 16, 2012

A 19-year-old American Christian musician has admitted strangling Wexford student Nicola Furlong in Tokyo last month — but insisted that he didn’t mean to kill her.

Nicola Furlong

The keyboard player, who graduated from High School just last year, was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 21-year-old in a hotel room on May 24.

As he is still recognised as a minor by Japanese law, his name has not been officially released.

Police suspect that he killed Ms Furlong after she refused his sexual advances, according to Japanese news agencies.

He confessed to pressing his victim’s neck with his hands but said he did not mean to kill her, it has been reported.

The suspect, whose name has not been released.

The man was allegedly captured on CCTV wheeling Ms Furlong to his room at the Keio Plaza Hotel in the city’s Shinjuku district at around 1am.

In the footage, Ms Furlong appears to be unconscious in the wheelchair. Police believe that her drink may have been spiked.

Toxicology results are expected in about a week’s time.

The footage also appears to confirm that nobody else entered the room before hotel staff discovered her body in the early hours of the morning.

A second man, a dancer from Los Angeles, is no longer a suspect in her death but is being held in custody in relation to an assault charge regarding the alleged molestation of Nicola’s friend.

Hotel staff discovered Nicola’s body in the early hours of the morning, after a guest had complained about a loud noise from one of the rooms.

A hotel employee found Ms Furlong lying near the bed and the man was reportedly standing nearby. She was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead.

Japanese media have reported that she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

An established Christian musician in the Memphis area, the man had graduated from Central High School, Memphis last year and moved to Japan in April to pursue his music career.

He had joined the world tour of a Japanese-American hip-hop artist called AI, along with his older brother.

On the night of her death, Nicola Furlong had attended a Nicki Minaj concert with her friend, another Irish girl who was also studying in Japan.

The students then took a taxi with the two American men to the five-star hotel where the men were staying.

Ms Furlong, a business and language student at Dublin City University, had been living in the city of Takasaki, around 100km north of Tokyo. She was on a one-year exchange programme and was due to return to Ireland this summer.


The family has been told that the formal court process is likely to get under way next month and that a trial date will be set down for about six months after that.

Nicola’s parents said last night that they were hopeful that justice would be done but added that this would not bring their daughter back.

Nicola’s sister Andrea spoke of the closeness between her and her sister, whom she described as her “best friend”.

She said: “We were glued at the hip, we were so close, it is unbelievable that she is gone.

“It doesn’t seem real to me. I can say it and talk about it but it is just not real and won’t be until the trial.”

[Editor’s Note: See here for an earlier report of this crime.]



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  • Natassia

    Some Christian…

    I had always heard that fornication was a sin…

  • Is it not amazing that the headline and story refer to the killer as “Christian”, when that obviously has no more to do with the crime than, say, the killer being genetically sub-Saharan African? The more mainstream press I read,  the more I think today’s “journalists” just want to toy with me and any other fair-minded non-simpleton out there. Wow.

    •  Exactly right. Why is it appropriate to identify the suspect as a Christian but not African-American?

      Answer: Because it’s acceptable to impugn the integrity of Christians but it’s unacceptable to question the actions and character of African-Americans.

  • The__Bobster

    On the night of her death, Nicola Furlong had attended a Nicki Minaj concert with her friend, another Irish girl who was also studying in Japan.

    Mistake #1. Going to a Bantu magnet.

    The students then took a taxi with the two American men to the five-star hotel where the men were staying. Police are investigating whether the two men plied the two women with alcohol
    or spiked their drinks before taking them to the Keio Plaza Hotel in the
    Shinjuku district of Tokyo after the concert.

    Mistake #2. They got drunk (or drugged) enough to let their guard down.

    And her friend provided no help:

    Outlining the alleged attack on Miss Furlong’s friend, a spokesperson for Tokyo
    Metropolitan Police said: “These two men allegedly took advantage of a female
    unable to resist due to the fact she was in a comatose state from a highly
    alcoholic beverage.

    “On a taxi ride between Shibuya and Shinjuku they took advantage of a woman by touching her body. As that is an indecent act, they have been charged with quasi forcible indecency.”

    Let’s see what a “Christian musician” looks like:

    • They seem to be obsessed with grabbing their crotch, do they think it’s going to fall off ?

      • Considering the fact that blacks have the highest rates of STD’s in the US, I’d wager that’s exacty the issue.

      • since its already black, how do they know if its gangrenous?

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Just keepin’ in real, scratchin’ those genital warts.

  • splitsing

     What kind of white person goes to a “Nikki Minaj” concert?

  • So these two savages were “Christians” and “Americans” huh?  No mention of the fact that they were BLACK.  I really cannot say what I want to say about the media on this site ( on a scale of 1-10 my rage needle is buried in the 1000s).  I respect you guys too much.

  • ” A Christian musician ” ? Hmm, that’s a new one, well I suppose it makes a change from ” youth, teen, kid.”

  • 1proactive2

    If a black man wants sex with a particular target, especially if she’s white and cute, he will most certainly not think the situation over.  He will feel an animal impulse and act on it.  Most black males and females act on “feelings” as opposed to thought.  Another innocent white slain by a savage black male.

  • Detroit_WASP

    I was spot on.  

    She was no Kim Kardashian so he killed her.  She looked a lot like Nicole Brown Simpson.

    Robert Kardashian helped a black athlete get off on a murder charge, then Robert died of mouth cancer for all the lies he told for OJ.

     Now two of Robert’s daughters lay with black men.  LOL  There is a god after all!

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Right you are, D_WASP.

      And people watch their abominable behavior on TV.  But I think the god of which you speak has two horns and a tail. The God I know would never countenance such repulsive goings on.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Exactly, I am convinced that thousands of white people are murdered by blacks each year because they were brainwashed by the media “we are all equal, up with diversity” BS.   So, whitey goes to hang with the bros and get jiggy with it, then whitey  comes home in a body bag.

    • Cogitator

      I agree with you. I believe that because of the brainwashing that makes them so afraid to be a racist, that white girls continue on with a black, whereas if the guy were white the red flags would warn them off. But with blacks the warnings are ignored because to pay attention to them would be racist. I’m convinced that a good number of white girls have died because of this, and many more have been raped.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Well, let’s look at the bright side.  Maybe the killer will finally get to meet his father….while in prison.  They could be cell-mates and bond.   Sounds like a great government program.  “Mentors for murderers.”    BET would certainly pick up a show like that.  

  • Rassmussen

    That would be the majority of today’s white youth! Sad but true, I often get into heated arguments with my sister’s kids and other impressionable white youth. These kids idolize black rapper and hip hop no-talent thugs who do not possess the IQ and aesthetic sense of beauty & creativity to produce quality music, be it classical or Classic rock/ Jazz and Pop like they did during the fantabulous 1980’s and before. I tell these clueless young dolts everyday about the superior entertainment and music we had in the 70s and 80’s right up to the early 90s. I tell them about the awesome Gods of Rock music, including the historic live gigs which would make any clown acts such as Nikki Minaj & all these hip hop Bantu artists seem like a bad joke as compared to the legends like Woodstock 69, Queen, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeepplin, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, Van Halen, Chicago, Journey, Survivor, ToTo and  Def Leppard including classic country-rock groups like Alabama, The Eagles and John Denver. Also a special mention should include classics like Billy Joel, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond, Phil Collins etc. They were all white and in some cases Asiatic, and they were all brilliant musicians. Now, thats what I call music! The more I see the falling standards and idiotic trends idolized by the vast majority of white youth today, the more depressed I become. I wish there is a renaissance soon! We need another revolution now or we’re done!

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Another obvious reason to mistrust blacks, especially those claiming to be Christians.  Their animal urges are far stronger than any desire to mimic white Christians.

    Of course, it goes without saying that the press will stress the supposed Christianity of this Bantu.

    • jeffaral

      The Christians who forcefully converted them to Christianity are the ones to blame.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Thank YOU, MTV Europe!

  • Sherman_McCoy

    “Nicola’s parents said last night that they were hopeful that justice would be done but added that this would not bring their daughter back.”What was the point of that comment?  That we should then forgive and forget?  I suppose there’s no capital punishment in Japan.

    • Commenter

       Yes there is, and they use it. Hanging is the method.

      • Sherman_McCoy


      • Sloppo

        I certainly hope they use it this time.

  • Jamal Wilkerson


    I wonder what the negro thought would happen when he pressed her neck.

  • jeffaral

    You can’t find more dangerous people than black Christians, no matter whether they live in America or Africa.   Some Muslims by comparison would look like they are the cutting edge of civility.   You can’t change Nature.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      And the real danger is to the white Christians who accept them as “brothers” and “sisters.”  Sheer insanity!  I had a Palestinian neighbor in Texas.  He was a truly delightful guy and a good neighbor.  That is in contrast to the muslim pakis, arabs, and africans I encounter here in Germany.  There is much to be said for keeping the muslim population down to a small minority if you have them at all.

  • ni66ers are animals

  • Sherman_McCoy

    I don’t like your statement, but I have to agree with it.

  • Sloppo

    I would prefer that they identify this individual as an “African musician”, because this savage rapist/murderer is obviously not a follower of Jesus Christ.  On the other hand, this kind of incident is reasonable to expect when an attractive European girl mingles indiscriminately with African men.   For this reason South Africa is known as our planet’s rape capital.  According to Interpol, a woman born in South Africa is more likely to be raped than educated.

  • I suspect white women go with black men because it’s a bit of exotica plus they probably believe in the myth that black men have large genitals. Yet you rarely see white men with large black women.

    A blonde with a bantu ” Italian” soccer player.

    • refocus

      The 23-year-old model was brokenhearted after the Manchester City striker cheated on her with her best friend Faye-Evette Betts.

      Sophie has now revealed, via Twitter, she is getting professional help to help her fight her depression after her ‘shameful’ dalliance with drugs.

    • vladdy1

      And becausee of rap, which turned the lowest-IQ,,trashiest, most show-off blacks into superstars — condoned greatly by obeyme, who invites them to the White House and brags of having them on his I-pod. Rap also impressed on the white females that it’s cool to be property of a pimp or to be a b**** or h*. God, I hate that crap.

  • The__Bobster

     This only started occurring in the last few decades, when athletes started earning the big bucks. That attracted the money-hungry coalburners.

    Libtards like to point to a certain Bantu boxer from 100 years ago to confirm your point, but almost all of his White wimmenz were bought-and-paid-for hookers.

    • refocus

      Its called MIND CONTROL. 
      It comes from the TV and movies.

      And through this media the typical 25 year old person has seen tens of thousands of senseless murders and other uncool things perpetrated by brainless white men that cannot dance.  This same person has seen millions of references to the savvy, cool and atheletic Black Man who literally saves the white women from this animal.  It is the height of status to fornicate with a big black stud as seen on TV.

      Can you say negative subliminal programming? 
      Nah that stuff is not real.

  • owainglyndwr1416

    “Christian Musician” ???    If he was a Jewish Musician would they print “Jewish Musician?”  He’s BLACK .. Why can’t they say Black Musician ?? The New York Times and Irish media had no problem calling George Zimmerman a WHITE Hispanic..  I did phone and complain and i pointed out that George Zimmerman is a Hispanic Jew…  

    What have White Christians done to deserve this ?  Black Slavery was by and large controlled by Jews so you can’t pin that one on us… 

  • WhitesRdumb

     The Kardashians are not white women as far as I am concerned. They don’t look white, and they don’t act like women. 

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    white guy is attacked randomly by black on bus beaten in philadelphia

  • vladdy1

    and to bash Christians (tho’ he obviously is not one)