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Man arrested over death of 93-year-old father in 2021


Police in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 66-year-old man on suspicion of killing his father at their home last year.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m., on July 7, 2021, Kyodo News reported. Police said Tatsuya Sugisawa has admitted that he grabbed his father Shuji by the neck and shook his head violently several times.

Shuji, who was wheelchair-bound, lost consciousness and his son called 119. Police said Shuji died of a broken neck.

Police said Sugisawa has also admitted pressing a kettle filled with boiling water against his father’s face in June 2021. Police said Sugisawa was his father’s sole caregiver at the time.

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Tatsuya Sugisawa has murdered his father in the most gruesome and horrifically cruel manner. When a murderer who does not have the same blood in his viens and the same flesh his victim kills his victim in this manner, it is horror enough. But when Tatsuya Sugisawa murders a victim who has the same blood in his viens and the same flesh as Tatsuya Sugisawa has and, who is aged 92, wheelchair bound, he can only be described as an evil creature. In arriving at his verdict on Tatsuya's crime, the judge will find himself left with one choice: Tatsuya to be condemed for life to a solitary cell seated in a wheelchair with his hands and legs chaine.

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Japan needs to deal with late-life care. It is very difficult to look after incacipated dementia family members, especially on your own.

I did this with my partner for five years and the severe stress impacted on us led us to pay 20% of our income to have her in a care home.

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Caregiver? Wrong term. Mistreatment-giver is more appropriate.

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Tatsuya Sugisawa should be imprisoned for the rest of his days.

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Murder can never be condoned...That said I don't think that many people appreciate, how difficult it must be for unpaid family members to care for an aging loved one, who is abusive toward them verbally and sometimes physically, and although over 90 and can't wipe their own B... after using the toilet, needs to be spoon feed and bathed but still wants to be the boss !! In Japan it's whats known as a Kuso ba-ba or Kuso gi-gi.

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