Man arrested over murder of 88-year-old father


A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 88-year-old bedridden father at their house in Otaki, Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, Kazuo Hattori strangled his father Kyoji at around 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. He then placed an emergency phone call to police and confessed to killing his dad.

When police arrived at the scene, Kyoji -- who had been bedridden for sometime - was lying dead on a futon.

Hattori was quoted by police as saying, “I felt anxious about whether my father and I could continue living together.”

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Why even arrest him, they'll give him a suspended sentence.

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Well he's certainly solved his feelings of anxiousness. The human brain is a mysterious thing.

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That's the second report today of an adult child killing an ageing parent. I got many thumbs down for stating on my other post but, Japan is a safe country until you go home.

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