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.© Japan Today