Man arrested over murder of 93-year-old great-grandmother


Police in Monbetsu, Hokkaido, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 23-year-old man on suspicion of murdering his 93-year-old great-grandmother at her home last year.

Toshie Morita was found stabbed to death in her two-story home at around 8:30 a.m. on the morning of Oct 18, 2015. She was found lying face-up in her pajamas in her bedroom and had died from stab wounds to her neck.

The door was locked; however, a sliding door on the balcony was not locked. She was found by a friend with whom she was supposed to go on a day trip that day.

Police said that Morita's great-grandson, Ko Igarashi, who lives in Sapporo, has admitted to killing Morita and stealing money from her purse, Fuji TV reported.

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What a loser! Now you won't have to worry about room and board. You'll be wishing you had gotten a job instead

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She probably would have given him money if he asked for it. However, he won't have to worry about for a few years now. He'll have free room and board in the emperor's hotel.

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She lived that long just to be killed in cold blood by a family member. RIP

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One ... more ... statistic...

And so, it continues.

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Probably well spent on Pachinko and Cigarettes.

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Scum. Give him life. Your own great grandma. A defenseless old woman. Life.

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I wish my great-grandmother would be alive, so i could give her a hug. How can someone do that to his own blood?

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Why'd you have to kill her anyway? It's not like she could hurt you. Shoulda just took the money, she probably wouldn't have even called the police, you being family

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So, a man was recently sentenced to death for an alleged murder...which he didn't admit committing...for which there is no hard evidence. His 'crime' was adjudged inhumane and cruel.

Here, we have a murder of an elderly woman just a few years shy of her hundredth birthday, followed by a her own great grandchild.

I wonder what the ruling will be.

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