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

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Police in Chikushino, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 64-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 90-year-old mother with whom she lived.

According to police, Keiko Makise strangled her mother Masako Tsutsumi with a thin cord while she slept sometime before 4 a.m. Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Another member of the family found the body and called a relative living elsewhere and that person contacted police.

Police found the victim unconscious in her futon. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police said Makise has so far given no motive for killing her mother.

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She was exhausted from looking after her. That’s usually the lame excuse when a child murders their parent here

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She was exhausted from looking after her. That’s usually the lame excuse when a child murders their parent here

I was going to say the same thing! Its true though! Its really the main reason.

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Yep! No doubt it’s another case of full time carer becoming a part time murderer.

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Yes, definitely nursing fatigue. Something that can occur to you. RIP.

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I cannot help but feel a pang of sympathy. Her mother was likely severely infirm. She was likely without assistance. It’s wrong but people can only take so much. One hopes the justice system will deal with her with mercy.

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