Shinto priest questioned over death of mother


Police are questioning a 38-year-old man over the death of his 66-year-old mother whose body was found at her home in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday.

According to police, Keiko Tokiwa was found by her husband at around 1 p.m. Monday. She was bleeding from stab wounds to her neck. A blood-stained kitchen knife was found at the scene of the crime.

Tokiwa was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Tokiwa’s son, who lives elsewhere, was spotted about 10 minutes later by an official at a nearby shrine walking on the premises in bloodstained clothes. The son and his father are Shinto priests at this shrine.

The son was also taken to hospital to be treated for stab wounds to his neck.

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Shouldve known we couldnt get through a day without another intra family murder in Japan.

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My goodness if you want to die, die. Why take a life or lives, then your own?

It's awful and hard to understand. If it is a suicide attempt.

So far, I can only speculate. I will say that I disagree that taking one's own life is selfish. It's that person's choice, but killing other people is not choice, it's murder.

Such sadness and not just confined to our host country, of course.

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Able to knife his own mother to death no problem, but a total loser when it came to doing himself in.

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i think hes father didn't raise him well enough to love life and live peacefully, i hope he will get the punishment he deserves. it's a shame that they call him Shinto priest.

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