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52-year-old man arrested over death of 82-year-old mother

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Police in Kihocho, Mie Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 52-year-old man on suspicion of killing his physically disabled 82-year-old mother.

According to police, the suspect, Norio Uechi, suffocated his mother Yasuko by covering her mouth with a towel on Friday night, Fuji TV reported.

On Saturday morning, Uechi's older sister, who lives in Wakayama Prefecture, visited the house after receiving a call from her brother saying their mother wasn't well. She found her mother lying on the floor of a tatami room, with blood coming from her mouth. She called 119 but her mother was confirmed dead at the scene.

Uechi was arrested later Saturday and charged with murder. He was quoted by police as saying he and his mother had often quarreled over getting her an electric wheelchair, which he said he couldn't afford, and that he had lost his temper.

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Since the woman was old, doesn't her government pension cover the costs of an electric wheel chair, so that the son wouldn't have to pay for it?

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Ugghhh. Another one. There will be more and more of these in the coming years. Combine a rapidly ageing population with families struggling financially and a government more willing to spend money foolishly on Olympics than on its own elderly, and you have a recipe for some pretty bad things happening.

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Wow! Unbelievable...killing your own mother out of rage. The one that gave birth to you, that fed you, that stayed up late at night to comfort you when you were sick, the one that always held you when you cried...and this is how you pay your mother back? Sad.

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I have no words. Right now I am crying...

So, may I ask what is the meaning of life?

The answer: Being alive before death.

But to these people. Dead while alive.

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zones2surf - agreed totally. about time for government wake up and make some change

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"Uechi SUFFOCATED his mother... lying on the floor of a tatami room, with BLOOD coming from her mouth"

RIP Yasuko-san!! :-(

4 ( +4 / -0 )

These stories are getting more and more common, it's a shame.

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It's been around more than 5 times when I saw an elderly being murdered by their daughter/son in Japan. How cruel. I hope this man will get death penalty for his crime.

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These stories are getting more and more common, it's a shame.

On a weekly basis.

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Yes, I call it GENERATIONAL GENOCIDE and it's here in Japan!!

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Yes these stories are becoming so commonplace I hardly bat an eyelash these days. Still, he's the scum of the earth. How can you do that to your own mother?? Horrible little worm

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Wow! Killing your own mother by suffocation ? Unbelievable .

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The one that gave birth to you, that fed you, that stayed up late at night to comfort you when you were sick, the one >that always held you when you cried...and this is how you pay your mother back? Sad.

Other than giving birth to you, the other things you described may or may not be true. I know I will get TDs for saying this, but this is the real world we live in.

Plenty of great moms out there. And then there're lots of terrible moms too.

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It happens in America too. Parents kill their own disabled children, children kill their parents. If they really can't take care of them, they can take them to a hospital and say they can't; or if it's a child they can give up custody; but sometimes they don't. Sometimes they kill them instead. Maybe they think they own their relatives--like, if they kill them, then no one else can ever have them. I think it happens when people start to think that a disabled person is not a person at all, even if it is your own mother or your own child. Rest in peace :(

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