A 42-year-old man was arrested for murder on Monday, after he walked into a police station in Osaka City and told officers he had killed his wife and two children.
Makoto Hamada, a chef and resident of Yodogawa Ward, walked into Sonezaki police station at about 4 p.m. and told officers he had strangled his wife, 15-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. Police rushed to his home and found all three dead, and Hamada was arrested.
Hamada told police that losses on the stock market and other debts amounted to some 5 million yen and that he thought his family should die together. He was quoted as telling police that he strangled them to death while they slept, at around 2.30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Police said Hamada had inflicted cuts to his wrists, but was unsuccessful in his attempt to commit suicide.© News reports