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Man arrested on suspicion of killing his mother claims she ‘did it herself’

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A 26-year-old man who has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 52-year-old mother at their apartment in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, in 2020, has denied the charge and claims that his mother killed herself.

According to police, Shuto Sakurai, a part-time worker, is accused of stabbing his mother Junko several times with a kitchen knife on Nov 3, 2020, Sankei Shimbun reported. Sakurai reportedly jumped from the apartment balcony after the incident, severely injuring himself.

Police said a forensic examination determined that the angles of the stab wounds, some superficial, some deep, were not inflicted by the victim as Sakurai is claiming. Security camera footage also confirmed that no one had entered or left the apartment except Sakurai.

Police have been questioning Sakurai since he recovered and arrested him on Monday.

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“It was an accident officer. She fell on the knife 27 times.”

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Yes, She stabbed herself 27 times and I was scared, so, I jumped officer.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The above story reads “several”. Some are claiming much more. What’s the story?

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What’s with all the jokes? Someone died.

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Shuto Sakurai claims that his mother killed herself......

Good one.

Sakurai reportedly jumped from the apartment balcony after the incident, severely injuring himself.

Too bad it wan't fatal.

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Yes, I'm sure the old "Hey officer. My ma tripped and ran into my knife. She ran into my knife 10 times" line always works.

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"Security camera footage also confirmed that no one had entered or left the apartment except Sakurai."

.....

many private sec cams are monitored by sec cam employees, and can be called as a witness.

"In 2020, population density for Tokyo was 7,321.9 persons per 1 sq. km."

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What’s with all the jokesSomeone died.

Yes, but also nothing will change into better, even if we all are forced to show sadness by you!

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What’s with all the jokes? Someone died.

It's called gallows humor. Expressing shock through humor is a common way to process traumatic events.

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