Prosecutors in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, have decided not to indict a 40-year-old unemployed woman over the murder of her 67-year-old mother at their home in January.
Sanae Otomo was arrested on Jan 16 after she admitted killing her mother Fusako the night before. Police had received a call from a man at around 10:30 p.m. on Jan 15 in which he said his mother was bleeding from stab wounds. Police and an ambulance went to the house and found Fusako dead in the living room. An autopsy revealed she had been stabbed multiple times.
Otomo lived with her son, 44, and Sanae. Although Sanae admitted killing her mother, she gave no motive.
Prosecutors decided to have her undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if she was mentally fit to stand trial, Sankei Shimbun reported. The evaluation was conducted from Jan 29 until May 10.
After getting the results, prosecutors announced they would not proceed with the indictment.© Japan Today