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Man arrested over death of 84-year-old mother

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Police in Sakae, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday said they have arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 84-year-old mother at their home.

According to police, the suspect, Ichiro Kobayashi beat his mother Sumiko, who was bedridden and required a caregiver, several times between Dec 26 and Jan 6, Fuji TV reported. Kobayashi contacted police on Saturday morning and said this mother was dead at home.

Police said Kobayashi, who was arrested Sunday, has admitted to the charge and said his mother used to constantly call out during the night and he got fed up with it and slapped her face.

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You murdered your own mother

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A parent’s worse nightmare.

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Japan...global hub of children murdering their own parents?

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Better not to think about the details... 'beat his bedridden mother... several times between Dec 26 and Jan 6'. Not even the usual lost his temper when drunk excuse. He's 60, so will die in prison. Eventually there will be a positive ending to this story...

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Can we please have an express line to the gallows?

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@Kokuzi - He's 60, so will die in prison. 

No he won't! The courts will take into account his admission and the circumstances of being a home-care prisoner and give him a suspended sentence. He's already been in prison by having to be a full time carer of his ailing mother. This scenario repeats itself very often. Many older people are locked into a 24/7 carer situation with no respite. This is only going to increase as the society ages and these kinds of incidents will increase as well. Abe and his cronies keep talking about getting older people back into the workforce, but many cannot due to this situation. The lack of affordable aged care facilities really needs to be addressed by the government.

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Sick muppet. What a way to treat the person that brought you into this world.

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no word can express the sadness, once a baby, youth, adult, and killer ..........

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She was probably close to the end anyway, why not just put up a little longer. He will rot in prison. Just a little patience and a fake smile.

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Expect more of this kind of thing given demographic trends here.

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@ Diss - the story says she required nursing care not that he was the one providing it

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This has nothing to do with aged care facilities .

this is an ungrateful pig.

This woman gave birth to him, raised him.

He was just a selfish brat.

Simple.

Poor woman.

Rest In Peace

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@gaijinpapa - This has nothing to do with aged care facilities. this is an ungrateful pig. This woman gave birth to him, raised him.

Interesting comment! I wonder how you would go if you had to give up everything in your life become a full time carer of your ailing parent for years on end with no respite or governmental support. I’m quite sure your opinion would be quite different.

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You murdered your own mother

Top analysis.

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We have this problem in the United States too. People don't respect their own disabled family members anymore. They die from neglect and abuse and sometimes they're murdered. It's behind closed doors that people get away with it. Everyone should keep a watch on their elderly neighbors, become friends with them, keep them from being hidden away. If you see that they are thin or dirty or abused, you can report it and save their lives.

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