May 30th, 2012
01:28 PM ET

Americans waiting for charges in Tokyo hotel murder

Two young American men in Japanese police custody tonight, following the mysterious strangling death of an Irish exchange student.

21-year-old Nicola Furlong's was found dead last week in a Tokyo hotel room. Investigators say Furlong and a friend met the American men at a Nicki Minaj concert and went back with them to their hotel.

One suspect is 23-year-old James Blackston, a hip-hop dancer also known as "King Tight." Police have not identified the second suspect, a 19 year-old musician who was in the room with Furlong.

Right now, they are being held for sexually assaulting Furlong's friend but could still be charged in Furlong's death.

Outfront Wednesday, Ted Simon is a defense attorney who represented Amanda Knox, the American student accused and then acquitted of murdering her British roommate when they were studying in Italy.

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