A 41-year-old man was arrested for murder and abandoning a corpse on Tuesday after he allegedly strangled his 82-year-old mother to death last Saturday and put her body in a freezer at the yakiniku restaurant he managed with her.
Koji Yamada is accused of strangling his mother with his hands and a cord at around 3 p.m. last Saturday, and putting her body in a large freezer in their restaurant in Uwajima City. Yamada has admitted to the allegations and told police he had an argument with his mother over financial matters.
Yamada told police he took a bus to Osaka after killing his mother, and took a ferry from there on Monday night, bound for Oita Prefecture. He jumped off the ferry in an attempt to commit suicide, but floated some 500 meters to Ushijima island in Kagawa Prefecture. Yamada called police Tuesday morning and confessed to the crimes.© News reports