A 37-year-old woman was arrested for murder on Wednesday, after her husband called police and told them she had killed their son, police said Thursday.
Yukie Matsuura, an unemployed resident of Kobe, was arrested in a Nagoya hotel after her husband, who lived with her and their 9-year-old son in Kobe, called Hyogo police at around 10.30 a.m. He told them his wife had killed their son in a Nakamura Ward business hotel in Nagoya, and Hyogo police contacted officers in Aichi Prefecture.
Officers went to the hotel and on entering the room, found the third grade elementary school boy dead, lying on a bed. Matsuura was in the room and admitted to killing her son. She was taken into custody and later arrested for murder, police said.
Matsuura told police that she strangled her son and suffocated him with a pillow at about 3 a.m. on Monday. She was quoted as saying: “Our debts had ballooned out to about 10 million yen and I’d lost hope for our future. I killed him and was going to kill myself.”© Wire reports