Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital


Police in Saitama city have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of killing his critically ill 76-year-old mother in her hospital bed.

According to police, Akira Shinya strangled his mother Yoko in her hospital room at around 4:25 a.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. A doctor and a nurse on duty managed to restrain Shinya after a few seconds. However, Yoko lost consciousness and died about 10 hours later.

Police said Shinya, a company employee, told them he wanted to end his mother’s suffering. Yoko had been in and out of hospital recently, suffering from a chronic disease. She was readmitted to the hospital in Midori Ward on Thursday after her condition worsened.

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Were it my place, I'd ask JT to stop publishing these gruesome stories. I guess we have to have it all, the good, the bad, the ugly and then some.

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To be honest a story like this catches my heart. I remember when my mother was suffering from cancer. As much as I wanted more time with her, I also wanted her suffering and pain to stop

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Doctor assisted suicide should be made legal, that would give people a choice.

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he wanted to end his mother’s suffering

It sounds like a plausible response, but it’s more likely it was his suffering he intended to end.

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Doctor and the nurse are heroes. The guy could of had a knife.

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Doctor and the nurse are heroes. The guy could of had a knife.

Hardly heroes. They were doing their job. What would you have had them do, when every second counts?

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Sad, very sad

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