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Man gets 17 years in prison for killing 75-year-old mother, dumping body parts

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The Chiba District Court has sentenced a 38-year-old man to 17 years in prison for killing his 75-year-old mother in 2018. 

According to the court ruling handed down on Friday, Motohiro Yamada killed his mother Yoko at their home in Yachimata City on Sept 24, 2018, and then used a saw to cut up her body between Sept 25 and Sept 27, Fuji TV reported. He dumped the body parts, which he had put in a crate, in a coastal area of Chiba Prefecture.

The victim’s torso was found in the Kujukuri coastal area on Sept 29. Her head and legs were found a few days later. The last body part was found on Oct 8.

Yamada did not report his mother as missing but after a DNA test identified her, police detained him for questioning.

Yamada told the court he had a heated argument with his mother on Sept 24 and shook her shoulders violently. He said he found her dead the next day and panicked.

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Just 17?????

8 ( +9 / -1 )

What a ridiculously light sentence for MURDER!

Smoke some weed and watch your life destroyed though. Backwards Japan.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Y'know, I'm just gobsmacked by both the did and the punishment.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

This should be a ‘never to be released’ sentence. It’s bad enough to kill one’s mother, but then to chop her up and scatter her body parts around the countryside is just macabre and demented!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Intolerance does not pay.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It give you the creeps to wonder at humans capacity for evil, and whether the mother ever had any inkling that there would come a time when the little angel lying asleep in the crib and the young boy she’d nurture and make sacrifices for, would one day not only beat her to death but then take indignity to the next level by dissecting her and then dumping her in the ocean as fish food.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

He shook her and she died the next day is manslaughter. Cutting his own mother up for Two days suggests he had great remorse and mental depression. 75 years old women can be frail.

i think the sentence is fair, but I think the first year should be in a windowless solitary confinement cell, so he can reflect on what he did.

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"used a saw to cut up her body between Sept 25 and Sept 27, Fuji TV reported. He dumped the body parts, which he had put in a crate, in a coastal area of Chiba Prefecture."

His own mammy...wow

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Man gets 17 years in prison for killing 75-year-old mother, dumping body parts

17 years? I would add a zero to that.

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