Man arrested for beating father to death with hammer and rice cooker


Police in Awa, Tokushima Prefecture, have arrested a man in his 40s on suspicion of murder after he allegedly beat his father to death with a hammer and a rice cooker at their home.

According to the warrant, the man beat his father, who was in his 80s, on the head and back at their home on March 1, Kyodo News reported. He then hid his father’s corpse under a futon mattress.

Police said the suspect, who was arrested on Monday, was quoted as saying, “I beat my father but had no intention of killing him.” He also said he had a grudge against his father.

Local media reported Tuesday that the suspect, who hasn’t been named, has a mental disability.

Welfare officials contacted the police on March 1 after not having heard from the suspect’s mother for some time. When police visited the residence, they also found her body wrapped in a futon. 

The suspect told police she died of an illness. Police said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of her death.

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He beat his father with a hammer and a rice cooker but didn’t intend to kill him? No doubt he also is responsible for his mother’s death. I’d even go as far as to guess the reason he killed his father is because he was going to report him for killing his mother.

There are too many of these kinds of family murders in Japan. Something within the family unit is broken.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

"suspect’s mother: they also found her body wrapped in a futon."

"He then hid his father’s corpse under a futon mattress."


4 ( +4 / -0 )

Mentally unstable ...!? You had me at "rice cooker". Sheesh

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I don't know what's worse, getting killed with a hammer or a rice cooker.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Another appreciative parasite single killing his parents...Throw away the key for this selfish mutt!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Sad but......almost a daily story in Japan. The situation is not helped by the so called the 80/50 problem of Japan. Google it.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Can’t all those victim parents smell the danger beforehand? Beat ‘em out of the house before it’s too late or at least bring a flak gun into position at the entrance door of your private rooms, then you have a little chance if the unthankful and armed brats come for you.

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Obviously a mentalist who needed psychiatric care and now we have two seniors deceased. What a terribly sad story, it doesn’t get much more queer than this

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Rice cooker? Not my first choice of weapon in the kitchen.

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I come home and my partner told about a fight her father 61 beat up his father 92 over getting put in a 24 hour care home for old people. Her Grand father want to stay at his home and not go into care. My Partner is his carer and is with him all day everyday. The grand father own the home and his son and wife also live there since being married. I know that the old fellow is easy and no trouble only can't cock bath and toileting. I wonder if his sort of pressure from son to go into care is the cause of these deaths. I told my partner if her father he even looks like going off I am calling the police.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Are the majority of murders in Japan family-on-family now? Seems like it from the news, but that might be a good story worthy of investigation.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

In japan, most of the crimes seen to be within family, or sometimes drinking friends. very sad situation. I came to the conclusion that japan is a safe place only if you don’t have any family and friends.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Sad all around!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

“I beat my father but had no intention of killing him.” 

These intrafamily murders are a VERY disturbing phenomenon that needs to be addressed by the concerned authorities.

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I mention a theory that should be investigated but it got 7 thumbs down. I assume these attacks are due to pressure by family members to get these aging people into care and out of their houses so they can sell them. I don't think they losing it over a disagreement. Double the minimum waged and there would not be a problem

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

And how they can arrest that man if he was mentally ill

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