A 67-year-old man and his 61-year-old wife were arrested for murder on Tuesday, after the pair turned themselves in at a police station and told officers they had killed their 35-year-old son.
Kazuo and IkuyoYamanaka went to the police station on Tuesday afternoon accompanied by a lawyer, and told officers they had strangled their son to death. Officers rushed to their home in Funabashi City and found Hiroshi, 35, dead on a futon.
The pair are believed to have killed Hiroshi at around 9.30 p.m. Monday night, after he started punching his mother Ikuyo. She is accused of strangling Hiroshi with a towel before Kazuo fetched an electrical appliance cord and strangled Hiroshi to death with it.
Kazuo told police that their son suffered from a mental disorder and would suddenly become violent. He said that their son had punched and kicked them over the past seven years, and was quoted as saying: “It came to the point where we thought if we didn’t kill him, he would kill us.”© News reports