Police in Mitaka, Tokyo, have arrested a 31-year-old man for attempted murder after he hit his father with a baseball bat.
According to police, the incident occurred on March 6. TV Asahi reported that company employee Hiroshi Furuto attempted to murder his sleeping father by hitting him with a bat, and also injured his mother, who tried to stop him, by breaking her hand. Police said the father suffered injuries that will take two weeks to heal.
Furuto's father suffered from dementia, police said. Furuto was quoted by police as saying he had become exasperated over his father's condition, but denied wanting to kill him.© Japan Today