Police in Sapporo have arrested a 19-year-old girl on suspicion of stabbing her stepmother who hid her smartphone.
According to police, the suspect, who cannot be named because she is a minor, was quoted as saying, "I don't care if I'm arrested. I wanted to kill her because she hid my smartphone," Sankei Shimbun reported.
The girl is suspected of stabbing her stepmother in her shoulder and back in the livingroom of their home in Kita Ward at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The mother is in a stable condition in hospital.
After the girl attacked her mother, she called police using her smartphone.
She told police she has hated her stepmother ever since her father married her.© Japan Today