Police in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 44-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 73-year-old father.
According to police, Seiichi Sato beat his father Saburo multiple times about the head and stomach on Dec 30 at their home in Hodogaya Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. On Sunday morning, Sato called 119 after he noticed his father had lost consciousness. Sato's father was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said Sato has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he lost patience with his father who suffered from dementia.
Sato moved in with his father last spring when his dementia worsened.© Japan Today