Man arrested for fatally beating 78-year-old mother over 3 days


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.

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And, here's today's family murder.

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WTF is wrong with some people?

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I pray he get the same treatment from his cell mates .

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Sick twisted muppet! Is this the way to treat the woman who suffered birth pains and then reared you into adulthood?? Scumbag!

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Why? Why would/How could anyone do that to their own mother??? WHY???

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Dissilusioned yep. He took his time over three days for this version.

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WTF is wrong with some people?

ever lived in a small wooden house, with small wooden rooms? father drinks everyday. child is either unemployed(pakinko) and single, or his wife is the slave to the depressed mother-in-law. the grandmother probably has dementia and her husband is long gone. everybody is watching everybody in the neighbourhood, so keep the curtains closed. with only one income, money is tight. no luxury food or holidays, just everyday inside, watching tv. that might be a reason...

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You reap what you sow. Too many children here are or were raised with silver spoons in their mouths and never taught to be independent.

This happens all to often to just brush it off as an isolated case.

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That poor women, the hell she went through at the hands of her son.

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Respect for the aged alive and well.

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Its obvious this person does not understand kharma.

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Depends on how you define Karma, western is very different from the asian ones.


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Karma is a Buddhist Term incorporating reincarnation - the consequences of a single persons actions carry into the next and subsequent lives. Western culture doesn't really admit personal reincarnation - in Western culture Karma is really just used (by those who use it) as an abbreviation for "what goes around comes around", the Japanese equivalent of which is 自業自得 "jigyoujitoku". Just about every culture has an equivalent expression to express this universal concept.

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