52-year-old woman arrested over death of 90-year-old mother


Police in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 52-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 90-year-old mother with whom she lived.

According to police, the suspect called 119 at around 4:50 a.m. on Friday and said that her mother had lost consciousness, Kyodo News reported. The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The hospital contacted police after doctors noticed bruises on the woman’s face.

Police said the daughter has admitted to punching her mother in the face earlier in the week but has so far given no motive.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of the mother's death.

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"Japan must have one of the highest parricide rates."

It sure sounds like it.

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“Japan must have one of the highest parriciderates.”

Matricide, you mean.

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Why the Japanese kill the parents when they are already at end of their life , I think the sons are more sick than parents and they need big help

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Japan must have one of the highest parricide rates.

I wonder why so many people seem to have seen this remark and promptly given it a thumbs down. I mean to say, this kind of story does seem to be on repeat and it is quite natural that such a conclusion might be reached. Do some just not want to accept this? If so, evidence to the contrary seems to be in order, not just a peeved thumbs down.

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Japan must have one of the highest parricide rates.

Away from reality, for a country with as many citizens as Japan, it is still very isolated cases...

There are countries where entire families murder each other, almost everyday..

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Again poor article and reporting. Nobody just punched their mother. I’m going to assume something, It seems they need to set up some system to not just monitor the old person, who may have dementia,, but also the carer, who maybe becoming stressed becoming a 24/7 hour a day nurse, with no breaks. Beds need to be made available to give carers respite. And must be cost neutral to the family, to reduce replacing one stress of taking taking to increasing the financial burden on paying for respite. I don’t think Japan has more of this, but we live in Japan so we probably aren’t reading about the same thing happening in other countries. And why should we? We don’t live there.

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Lack of government services for elderly care and this type of news will become more and more frequent I fear..

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