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Man arrested over death of 65-year-old mother


Police in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 65-year-old mother at their home.

According to police, Akinori Koseki called 119 at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday and said that his mother Emiko had fallen down the stairs and seriously injured herself, Kyodo News reported. The woman, who was in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest, was rushed to hospital where she died later that night.

Police said they were notified by the hospital after doctors found that Emiko had a broken left chin bone as well as several rib fractures, which they said were not consistent with falling down stairs.

Police questioned Koseki who admitted to beating his mother about 30 minutes before he called 119. Police quoted Koseki as saying he had been fed up with his mother’s behavior for some time.

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Speculation but was he "fed up with his mother’s behavior for some time" due to her mentioning getting a job and moving out?

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Where is the love and respect today? This cruelty and murder of a parent overshadows yesterday’s two stories of heroism, unselfishly saving the elderly.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Matricide is becoming a worrying trend in Japan. How many articles have we had about some unemployed son murdering his mother because "they had a disagreement"? Why do these fallouts and disagreements always lead to violence and murder? It's very concerning.

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How do you kick out a parasite single if they refuse to leave? What a piece of trash this guy is probably not even remorseful!

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Rest In Peace, mother. JToday’s story of another self-entitled ingrate.

65 years was too young to die and so much more could have been enjoyed if the apron strings are cut, at the latest, in their early 20’s.

Condolences offered to any other surviving family and her friends.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Said it before, like many sons here, would be happy to help this beast up and down the courthouse steps a few times so he’s never late getting to court.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

You’re probably right, Mr. Kipling.

At 39 years, too well fed until he decided “he had been fed up”.

Lock him up with the bulls and see if he prefers living on that kinda dole.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

smh. Sorry for mum here but Japan’s overgrown boy babies are coddled to an excess.

Need to wean em off the teet and push em out that marital bed earlier. Ungrateful lot.

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If we are to believe the descriptions presented in these articles, it seems the problem is that all these murders have no job. Find them a job and prevent homicides?

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I don't get it how many times do we read about a parent saying they got fed up with a child crying? Now I am read that "Koseki admitted beating his mother because he had been fed up with his mother’s behavior for some time". Reversed roles, wow its true! We are born once, but become a child twice!! What evil person could beat their mom, I wonder if she beat him when he was a child? Where is the love?

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