A husband and wife were arrested Thursday on suspicion of murdering their son whom they claimed regularly abused them in their home in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture. Police said they received a call late Wednesday afternoon from a neighbor suspecting that Kunio Sato, 73, and his wife Kazuko, 66, had murdered their son, Hitoshi, 42.
When police arrived, the son was already dead on the first floor of the home. Police said he had head injuries and appeared to have been beaten with a blunt instrument. Police said the couple confessed to the murder and told them that Hitoshi had regularly beaten and harassed them. They were quoted as saying they couldn't tolerate it anymore.© News reports