Police have arrested an unemployed 34-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 90-year-old grandmother with whom he lived at her apartment in Yokohama on Monday, police said.
According to police, the woman, Hideko Mizutani, was found lying on a sofa, bleeding from a stab wound to the neck, by her daughter who had come to visit her at the apartment in Minami Ward at around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. A blood-stained knife was found nearby.
Mizutani was taken to hospital in an unconscious state but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said the victim's grandson, Taisuke Mikami, was not home when his grandmother was found but police located him in Naka Ward and took him in for voluntary questioning.
He was arrested on Monday afternoon after admitting that he killed his grandmother who was wheelchair-bound.© Japan Today