Police said Tuesday they have arrested a man for allegedly fatally stabbing his father over a TV program dispute at their home in Tokyo's Toshima ward on Monday.
According to police, a woman called 110 at 3:30 p.m. and said that her son had stabbed her husband with a knife, NTV reported.
Paramedics found Mitsuo Kubota, 76, lying on the floor, having sustained multiple stab wounds to his chest and torso. His 50-year-old son, Hiroshi, reportedly confessed to stabbing his father with a kitchen knife and was arrested at the scene for attempted murder, NTV reported.
Kubota was taken to hospital where he died a short time later. Police said the charge against the son will be changed to murder.
During questioning, Kubota was quoted as police as saying that he and his father got into an argument over which TV channel to watch, NTV reported© Japan Today