Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 23-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 71-year-old grandfather with whom he lived.
According to police, Shota Kitajima strangled his grandfather Seikichi with a cord on Thursday night. Fuji TV reported that Kitajima’s younger brother discovered the body on the first floor when he returned home at around 8 p.m.
Police detained Kitajima at a pachinko parlor in Nomi city, about 30 kilometers away, at around 9:30 p.m. Police said he has admitted to killing his grandfather but has so far given no motive. However, a neighbor said the grandfather had been arguing with the suspect about his attitude toward life.© Japan Today