Police in Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of strangling her 18-year-old son to death at their home.
According to police, Kazue Naito strangled her son Asaki with a cord until he was dead at around 6 p.m. on Oct 25. TV Asahi reported that Naito lived with her two sons and her mother-in-law, but at the time of the incident, she and her son were alone in the apartment.
Naito's mother-in-law returned home at around 8:30 p.m. and found the boy's body in his second-floor bedroom, police said.
Police said Naito has admitted to killing her son but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today