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Man arrested for killing 84-year-old mother

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Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 84-year-old mother.

According to police, Kazuhide Hosoi, who works at the municipal government office, is accused of strangling his mother Tomiko at their home sometime on Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. Hosoi called 110 at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and said he had killed his mother.

Police found Tomiko lying in a tatami mat room on the first floor of the house.

Police quoted Hosoi as saying he had strangled his mother after they had a heated argument but that he didn’t mean to kill her.

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Another one. Japan needs an outreach program.

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

This one doesn’t read like the all-too-frequent, overwhelmed Japanese adult caregiver for an elderly parent. Reads more like a frustrated man that just couldn’t ‘**walk away’ from his 84y.o. mother**.

What could they possibly have been having a ‘heated argument’ about ?

- “Police quoted Hosoi as saying he had strangled his mother after they had a heated argued but that he didn’t mean to kill her.” -

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Typo last paragraph, should read “heated argument?

- “Police quoted Hosoi as saying he had strangled his mother after they had a heated argued but that he didn’t mean to kill her.” -

Regards

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

BUT: "he didn’t mean to kill her."

Blah blah blah...

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Don't get into a heated argument with them or they may kill you!

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Yeah, if they will kill their own mammy at the drop of a hat, then they, may not give 2 yen about killing a complete stranger, call it for what it could be.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

A 58 year old threw a temper tantrum that resulted in matricide. If you haven't learned to walk away and cool off by that age, it's really rather sad and pathetic. Condolences to the family.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

"Son works at the municipal government office"

"accused of strangling his mother"

......

must be a stressful job.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Another 50 something yr old living at home and showing his gratefulness to his mom ...pathetic indeed.

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Where is the LOVE? Where is the RESPECT? If he didn't mean to kill her why put hands on her?

Hosoi as saying he had strangled his mother after they had a heated argument but that he didn’t mean to kill her.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Very sad

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sad that this kind of story is in the news daily here. Really just very, very sad.

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