Mount Holyoke prof tried to kill colleague in case of unrequited love, police said


A college art professor, wielding a fire poker and garden shears, tried to kill a colleague in a case of unrequited love, Massachusetts police said.

Rie Hachiyanagi, a 48-year-old professor of art at Mount Holyoke College, was ordered held without bail until her next court date on Feb. 4, according to a statement by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.
Hachiyanagi beat “the victim with a rock, fire poker and garden shears, leaving the victim, who is expected to survive, with severe injuries,” prosecutors said.

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