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Nursing care worker arrested for attempted murder after placing plastic bag over resident’s head

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Police in Eiheiji, Fukui Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old nursing care worker on suspicion of attempted murder after he placed a plastic bag over the head of a male resident in his 90s at the facility.

According to police, Yukinori Matsumura placed the bag over the man’s head at around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, local media reported. Another employee noticed the security system notification in the resident’s room and went to check on him. He saw Matsumura in the room with the victim’s head covered by a plastic bag.

Matsumura, who was not supposed to be on duty at the time, left the care home while his colleague tended to the elderly man.

The nursing home’s night manager contacted the police at around 3:35 a.m. and Matsumura was arrested later in the day.

Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had looked up ways to kill the resident on the internet. He also told police he had been having trouble with the elderly man.

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Heavy work, low salary and terrible shifts. They employ whoever they can find.

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No excuse, the criminal  already accepted a deliberate, malicious, and premeditated attempt to murder someone incapable of defending himself and to do it in a way that the criminal could escape punishment if things resulted as he planned them. No clemency should be granted to someone acting in this way.

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So Many times I read about Care Workers abusing and harming seniors, makes me wonder if the industry is run by THUGS.

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I find myself asking once again why people like this scum are drawn to caregiving jobs if they so desperately hate giving care. I hope the elderly man recovers with minimal harm caused - both physically and mentally.

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According to police, Yukinori Matsumura placed the bag over the man’s head at around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, local media reported. Another employee noticed the security system notification in the resident’s room and went to check on him

He should have looked up how to get around the security system too.

Seriously, it's good the care home has this system in place

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I find myself asking once again why people like this scum are drawn to caregiving jobs if they so desperately hate giving care.

Very simple - that works pays a bit more than the usual minimum wage job. It doesn't pay enough to attract qualified people though. So unskilled workers who would otherwise have zero interest in caregiving take the job to pick up that couple hundred yen an hour more, and grow to hate it.

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I hope that at least one of my many children will take me in when I am elderly, rather than sending to me die or be murdered in a place like this by a worker like that.

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