Police in Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 50-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he hit his mother on the head with a hammer.
According to police, Kazuo Kanazawa attacked his mother, who is in her 80s, at around 7 p.m. Saturday at their home, Fuji TV reported. He then called police.
Police found the woman unconscious in her first-floor bedroom. She was taken to hospital where she remained in a critical condition Sunday. Doctors said she suffered a fractured skull.
Police said Kanazawa, who is the victim’s eldest son, has admitted to the crime but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today