Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her mother and grandparents at their apartment last month. The woman, Yukari Mizokuchi, has denied the charge, police said.
According to police, the 62-year-old husband of Yumiko Mizoguchi, 55, contacted emergency services at around 5:15 p.m. on Sept 13, saying that he had found his wife dead upon his return home from work, Fuji TV reported. When police arrived, they found Mizoguchi's body on the first floor of the house, her body bearing multiple stab wounds. The bodies of her father, Fukushichi Yagi, 80, and her mother, Tetsuko, 78, were found on the second floor of the same apartment, where they were residing, police said.
Yukari was found in another room with what police believe were self-inflicted knife wounds. She has been in hospital recovering since the incident. Police charged her with the murders on Tuesday.
Local media reported that Yukari had been consulting with the police regarding her mother's strong disapproval of her romantic relationships.
Police said they also received complaints about noise-related troubles within the family. Neighbors said the family pretty much kept to themselves.© Japan Today