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Man arrested over murder of 87-year-old grandmother in Iwate


Police in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 87-year-old grandmother with whom he lived.

According to police, Junichi Sato is accused of punching his grandmother, Fumiko Sato, in the face several times and then stomping on her as she lay on the floor, at around 5 p.m. on Friday.

Local media reported that another member of the family returned home at around 7 p.m. and called 110 after finding Fumiko collapsed on the floor. She was taken to hospital where she died at around 8 p.m.

Police said Sato has admitted to beating his grandmother but has so far given no motive.

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Another unappreciative , unemployed man taking out his frustrations on his elders.... a REAL man. Locking him up would be at the tax payers' expense....so let him swing.

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Insane! and weak!

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How can anyone or any justice system argue against or even justify not putting this THUG to death?

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