Police have arrested a 48-year-old company employee on suspicion of beating his 78-year-old mother to death at their residence in Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, Shigeru Matsumoto allegedly beat his mother over three days from 3 p.m. on Oct 5 to 10:50 a.m. on Oct 8, Sankei Shimbun reported. Matsumoto called 119 and his mother was taken to hospital where she died shortly after arrival.
The hospital notified police that the woman had suffered physical abuse and that she had multiple bruises on her body.
Police said Matsumoto has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today