Woman arrested for killing 67-year-old mother


Police in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing her 67-year-old mother at their home.

Police received a call from a man at around 10:30 p.m. Friday in which he said his mother was bleeding from stab wounds, Sankei Shimbun. Police and an ambulance went to the house and found Fusako Otomo dead in the living room. Police said she had been stabbed multiple times.

Otomo lived with her son, 44, and daughter, Sanae. On Saturday morning, after police questioning, Sanae admitted killing her mother and was arrested.

Police said that so far, Sanae has given no motive for killing her mother.

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Surprise! She was unemployed!


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Mother lectured her too much. Shes mentally drained.

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Third one this week?

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To tell you the truth if I was 67 and my two adult kids were still living at home and unemployed I would be lecturing them nonstop to leave.

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Awful. But, as usual, we don't know the full background to the tragic story.

Not that her behaviour is to be condoned, of course.

Surprise! She was unemployed!


Not everyone is lucky in life to get the breaks, or trust funds, or move in the right circles or manage a life that might be chaotic enough so that they can't get simple employment.

The ongoing snobbery here about the unemployed is nothing short of disgraceful.

Most normal people have experienced unemployment, for short or lengthy periods. The current situation could mean any one of us (apart from the elites) could be on the dole.

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@Toasted Heretic

Well said.

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"she had been stabbed multiple times"


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She might have been her mother's carer. Caring here is not considered a job. It's looked at as being unemployed. Time to change the stigma associated with caring

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Japanese houses need basements.

Seriously. Think about it: Multigenerational families living under one roof, often with middle-aged unemployed losers mooching off everyone and sitting around playing video games and reading comic books...

Japanese houses and ultimately families need BASEMENTS in which to hide away their shiftless, antisocial layabouts, and this problem of family members tripping all over each other and getting in one another's way all the time largely goes away.

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killing your own parents is very rampant in Japan. what happened to the known for very kind and polite people?

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@Reckless - That makes two of us. You hit that nail square on the head!

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The ongoing snobbery here about the unemployed is nothing short of disgraceful.

It's terrible to make fun of someone's unemployment. The point that a woman living with her mother at that age killed her mother was unemployed came as no surprise. It has nothing to do with the terrible situation that countless others are in due to being unemployed.

Take your self-righteous snobbery elsewhere.

The horns have sounded.

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