Police in Osaka’s Hirakata city have arrested an unemployed 27-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his uncle.
The body of Masamitsu Takashima, 45, was found in his apartment at around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday by a home helper who notified the police, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Takashima had suffered multiple stab wounds and had two knives stuck in his abdomen at the time his body was discovered, police said.
Takashima’s 27-year-old nephew, who had been living in the same apartment and was present at the time police arrived, was arrested.
The man confessed to the crime, saying that although he had “no clear recollection of the incident,” he is “positive” that he stabbed his uncle, police said.
The nephew also told police that the two had been having issues and he snapped over his uncle’s attitude.© Japan Today