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93-year-old man arrested after trying to kill patient sharing same hospital room

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Police in Kanoji, Kagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 93-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he strangled an 85-year-old male patient who shared his hospital room.

According to police, Kozo Miyoshi, who lives in Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture, strangled the victim at around 1 p.m. on Monday, local media reported Tuesday. Staff were able to stop Miyoshi before he could kill the victim who is currently unconscious and in critical condition,

Police said Miyoshi has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.

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My ghosh! Go to a hospital to heal not be kill!

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What is the world coming to!

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Safer to stay home. Hospital is danger zone!

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Please come on people lets use what ever marbles we have in our heads. Have you ever thought to think why that 93-year-old was in the hospital? We don't know but at 93 I would think dementia his head is not all there. I would also want to think if that was the case why would the hospital put the guy in the same room especially IF he was in the hospital for mental evaluation.

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A private room is expensive daily, a semi private room is also, even with hoe can show, jp insurance card. Room cost can exceed treatment cost quickly. And some of these ww2 survivors geezers can be grumpy, and janky to say the least. They should make a bucket list and kick it.

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If someone is in the hospital at that age there are likely multiple reasons why including dementia, etc.

From 1st hand knowledge patients with diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's have tendencies toward such behavior.

Care givers should be on the alert and change to private rooms whenever JP insurance allows. Hospitals are a dumping ground for families that can not afford care houses...

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Better be packing some heat if you are in the Japanese hospital. Sounds like the wild west!

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Loud snore.. The one time I stayed in a Japanese hospital was utter hell I ended up discharging myself 1 day after my operation.. was either that or do what this guy did.

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Assaults, fights, and all sorts of crap happens in hospitals that, in particular have elderly patients. I worked for nearly a decade in a group of hospitals that had mainly elderly patients, male and female, and sadly incidents like these happened rather often.

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Loud snore.. The one time I stayed in a Japanese hospital was utter hell I ended up discharging myself 1 day after my operation.. was either that or do what this guy did.

Better to get a private room, as I did when I was in for about 6 months.

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In Hospital, when you hear the noises some old folks make, and continuously so, you may not be surprised at what this guy did.

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TokyoOldMan, that is a sick thing to say. You ever moaned when you were in pain? I care for a person with dementia. They make a lot of noises - both when they are confused and lost, and because of pain which the doctors leave uncontrolled due to junkies making it impossible to get prescribed pain relief even for a person with a life limiting illness. If I ever found myself getting cross I would simply walk away from the job. I can't even imagine myself getting angry with them, they are like caring for a small child. I just want them to be as comfortable and as happy as possible. I hope the care you receive when you need it does not let out their frustrations at life on you...even if you would not 'be surprised'.

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