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50-year-old man arrested for fatally beating 82-year-old mother

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Police in Mitaka, Tokyo, have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of fatally beating his 82-year-old mother at their home.

According to police, Yoshihiro Takahashi, of unknown occupation, has admitted to punching his mother Shina in the face several times in the second-floor living room of their house at around at dawn on Sunday, Kyodo News reported. Takahashi called 110 at 8:30 a.m. and said his mother had lost consciousness.

The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said Takahashi has so far given no motive for attacking his mother.

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Something tells me she was probably verbally or physchologically or physically or a combination above his whole life.

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Randy JohnsonToday  07:10 am JST

Something tells me she was probably verbally or physchologically or physically or a combination above his whole life.

We don't know enough here. Have you considered that the man may have been her carer, did she have Parkinson's? Alzheimer's? incontinent? wandering at night? Yes with these diseases personality changes can happen. So it may not have been his whole life .Were they receiving assistance? Not only caring issues but were there also financial problems. It may seem easy to look after a child, but when you have an 80 year old who has turned night into day, doubly incontinent, along with memory loss, or movement problems, it can be exhausting. We all know mother can get help, but there can be very little help for carers of adults.

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"admitted to punching his mother Shina in the face several times"

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I once saw one of them loopy geezettes lose it in the 100 Y store, and another woman looked like she was going get at her. I quickly left, cause it aint my problem..Japan these days, their on their own

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@Abe234 80 year old mom!!! Regardless of how old she is you don't beat your mother to death no matter how much anger you have. If it comes down to not being able to care for her the best thing to do is put her in a place where she can be cared for.

We don't know enough here. Have you considered that the man may have been her carer, did she have Parkinson's? Alzheimer's? incontinent? wandering at night? Yes with these diseases personality changes can happen. So it may not have been his whole life .Were they receiving assistance? Not only caring issues but were there also financial problems. It may seem easy to look after a child, but when you have an 80 year old who has turned night into day, doubly incontinent, along with memory loss, or movement problems, it can be exhausting. We all know mother can get help, but there can be very little help for carers of adults.

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The government really needs to move fast to give carers aid support. Respite care and daily personal care for the one being cared for. Action now

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