Police on Wednesday arrested a 39-year-old company employee on suspicion of murdering his 70-year-old mother-in-law in Moka, Tochigi Prefecture.
According to police, Yasuko Sekiguchi was found dead on the street next to her house around dawn on June 1. The suspect, identified as Shinji Horiuchi, is married to Sekiguchi's second-oldest daughter. Police allege that Horiuchi beat Sekiguchi about the head and face.
TBS reported that Sekiguchi had consulted police about domestic violence involving Horiuchi and her daughter last week. Police said they had been looking for Horiuchi who left his home a few days earlier.
Horiuchi has denied the charge, police said.© Japan Today