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Man arrested for attempted murder of 102-year-old aunt

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 66-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 102-year-old aunt.

According to police, Yutaro Shida, a former police officer, used a cord from a printer to strangle his aunt Chieko Shida in her bedroom on the first floor of their house in Midori Ward at around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Forty-five minutes later, Shida called 110 and told police what he had done.

The victim, who had lost consciousness, was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Monday, police said.

Police said Shida has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was worn out from looking after his aunt who started living with the Shidas this month after she broke her leg.

Shida’s wife was on the second floor at the time of the incident and told police she didn’t know what her husband had done.

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60 year old taking care of 102 year old ...

sad

0 ( +12 / -12 )

The victim, who had lost consciousness, was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Monday, 

that’s one tough cookie!

60 year old taking care of 102 year old ...

sad

just because it’s not done in your country, it doesn’t make it wrong, bad or “sad”.

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102 really just wait let nature take its course, but being a ex police officer, well not the brightest spoon in the kitchen. Couldn't even kill a 102yo old woman. Not that I condone such actions at all. It's pathetic on so many levels. I would say get a life but at 66 it's game over you looser.

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"you looser." HA! HA!

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One month? He's tired after one month? And was HE really taking care of her or was his WIFE doing it mostly? Two people in their 60s couldn't handle a bedridden relative for ONE MONTH?!

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He was worn out to the point of murdering her, after less than 3 weeks taking care of her?

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Shida has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was worn out from looking after his aunt who started living with the Shidas this month

Taking care elder is really not for everyone. Some people just worn out easily when facing that kind of task.

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*The victim, who had lost consciousness, was then taken to a hospital and was in stable condition on Monday, police said.

I love living in Yokohama, but the longer I read news about this place, the more it seems like the Florida of Japan. lol

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Caring for the elderly is like trying to take care of a 2 year-old in an adult body...

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Vernon

Your point being?

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Pretty sure they mean its no walk in the park

2 ( +3 / -1 )

When murder is the only solution you can come up with, you have a serious problem.

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A society that no longer has any interest in raising children and taking care of the elderly isn't one that is going to last much longer.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Old people and kids are deemed as disposable burdens. Just throw away when no longer wanted or needed.

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What is worse is that family killings are accepted in Japan as "understandable" and he will get a suspended sentence :(

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@ Ego Sum Lux Mundi

"A society that no longer has any interest in raising children and taking care of the elderly isn't one that is going to last much longer."

real talk; you nailed it; tip of the iceberg

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Looks like 102yr old will outlive the 66yr old

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wow..seems the OLD lady was smarter than the dumb man...sad news but made be laugh a little too and feel good for the old lady

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When she wake up, she is gonna feel awful and stress by the whole thing. This is why i would not want to live past 80. I rather leave the world with dignity that have someone take care of me. But that is just my own life decision.

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I am pretty sure I could not be a caregiver for long. Just reaching retirement age around mid-60's after a life of hard work then expected to take care of a 100 year old woman?!!!

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If he only knew to check back with her in about five years the police would believe it. After all, there was a story today about a Woman who finds skeleton, possibly of her missing brother, while cleaning her house. He had apparently been there for 5 years? Well, anything is possible.

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