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46-year-old man arrested over mother’s murder


Police in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 70-year-old mother last month.

According to police, Masato Aihara, a part-time worker, suffocated his mother Takako, with whom he lived, with a futon in her bedroom on April 2, Sankei Shimbun reported. Aihara then called 119 and said his mother wasn't feeling well and had lost consciousness. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Aihara, who has admitted to the charge, was arrested on Thursday. He was quoted as saying he was worn out from looking after his mother who had dementia.

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too many stories recently of unappreciative offspring unjustly forcing a parent to the next world due to stress and mental instability in a society where little outside help occurs. Not looking forward to more stories like this.

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No sympathy from me lock him up. There are other ways to handle this situation instead of cold blooded murder.

Animal shelters and pet hospitals don't smother the animals to death, they humanely use drugs.

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Care for the elderly should always be a priority.

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No excuse for him to commit murder, But some understanding if his mother was far along then he would be cleaning poop accidents, rage episodes, etc. Its not easy and sad to say he probably couldnt afford a nurse to care for her.

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