59-year-old man arrested over murder of 84-year-old mother


Police in Towada, Aomori Prefecture, have arrested a 59-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 84-year-old mother by beating her with a wooden sword last month.

According to police, Katsuichi Komine is accused of using a 100-cm-long wooden sword to beat his mother Katsuko about the head several times at her home between May 16 and May 17, Kyodo News reported. Police said an autopsy revealed that Katsuko sustained several injuries to her arms as well, most likely while trying to defend herself.

Police said Komine and his wife had lived with the victim until about five years ago. Komine and his wife separated but his wife was still living with his mother. Komone’s wife found her mother-in-law dead in the living room when she returned home on the night of May 17.

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Two reports in a day... men driven to what is to me the most desperate behavior ANY Human could manifest: Matricide. And we get so little background to try to understand what drove these and so many others to such insanity. To anyone lucky enough to have had a relatively trouble free childhood, parental murder seems absolutely incomprehensible but occurs frequently and NOT JUST IN JAPAN and not just by men. What drives us to such horror and did those who acted out in this way have ANY prior idea that this could happen to them? What diseases live in Humanity that we see but cannot yet SEE? Requiescat in pace, Obaasan tachi...Gomen nasai...

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Wow! Again? These minds of murder are becoming a daily event.

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Sickening. A second story of matricide in one day?

This one beating his mother to death with bokken (bokuto).

Earlier today was a son stabbing his mother in the chest with a knife.

May 16 was a son beating & choking his mother to death with his bare hands.

May 17 was another beating his father to death with a hammer.

What’s with all the pent up rage at elderly parents lately?

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This is tragic all-around but I'm also slightly baffled by the fact that his ex-wife was still living with his mother. Is this....common in japan?

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Condolences to the poor daughter-in-law. Story says “separated” not divorced.

Though estranged, the wife probably took better care of her mother-in-law than this beast and therefore, was welcomed to continue living in her home.

Jealous busterd needs to rot alone for his remaining days.

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While murder does seem a bit extreme, there are probably two sides to this story.

Even though nagging parents can be very annoying, guys have got to learn to control their dark impulses.

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While murder does seem a bit extreme

A bit?

The trash killed a defenseless 84 year old woman who had raised him and likely still washed and cleaned for the loser.

If hanging is not possible, 40 years in the slammer please.

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This and the stories about young men sneaking or forcing their way into women's houses to assault them are two kinds of stories that are popping up near-daily now here in Japan. Really quite sickening. It doesn't matter what the excuse is. There can never be a justified excuse for taking a life or following through on assaulting someone. We are not animals. We have the ability to reason, and we have a choice. Unbelievably tired of seeing these sad stories in the news - the complete lack of empathy.

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