A 45-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder on Sunday, after he allegedly hit his 84-year-old mother with a wooden sword several times, causing her death.
The man, whose occupation has not been confirmed, is accused of hitting his mother, Toyoko Onuki, in her head several times with a wooden sword, at around 12.30 a.m. while she was sleeping. The man later called emergency services and told them that his mother’s body had become cold, and emergency personnel rushed to the home in Hachioji City. The woman was found bleeding from her head and was taken to hospital, but she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
Police arrested the man at the home for attempted murder after he told them he had attacked his mother. Police said they said they will pursue a charge of murder after taking into account whether he is competent enough to be held criminally responsible.© News reports