Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested an unemployed 44-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her bedridden 83-year-old mother.
According to police, Michi Honda beat her mother Kikuko to death with a walking stick at around 1:40 a.m. on Dec 3, Fuji TV reported. Honda was quoted by police as saying she lost her temper after her mother couldn't make it to the toilet in time and made a mess of her bed. She told police she hit her mother several times with the stick and the called 119.
Kikuko was taken to hospital where she died of her injuries on Saturday.
Honda told police she had become worn out from looking after her mother.
Police said Kikuko had consulted them once in 2013 about her daughter physically abusing her.© Japan Today