A 68-year-old man who was arrested for killing his 65-year-old brother, received a two-year jail sentence, suspended for four years, on Monday.
The Chiba District Court heard that Yoshikazu Hayashi was asked by his brother Masao, with whom he lived, to stab him in the chest with a kitchen knife in May, Fuji TV reported. Masao's wife, who also lived with them, called police after discovering her husband's body.
Police found a written last testament alongside Masao's body on the second floor of their home, in which he said, "This is a suicide. I could not do it myself and therefore asked my brother to help me."
After hearing the verdict, Hayashi thanked the court.© Japan Today