Police in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 58-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of arson and murder after he allegedly set fire to his family home in June.
According to police, Yoshikazu Morimatsu is accused to setting fire to the house on June 9, Sankei Shimbun reported. His mother Masano died in the blaze.
Morimatsu was hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning after inhaling the fumes. After his recovery, he was discharged from hospital and questioned by police who arrested him on Wednesday.
Police said Morimatsu was the victim’s third oldest son and was living with her at the time. Police said he had told his younger sister, who did not live with them, that he was worn out from looking after his ailing mother who had lost the use of her legs.© Japan Today