Police said Thursday that a 55-year-old woman has confessed to murdering her 25-year-old son by strangulation at their home in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture.
The alleged murder was reported to police by a relative of the mother and son involved on Wednesday morning. Fuji TV reported that police went to the apartment and found Hiroshi Kanata, 25, lying motionless on the living room floor with his throat still bound by the cord. He was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The boy's mother, Misae, was quoted by police as saying: "He was suffering from a mental disorder and I was worn out from caring for him. He would shout loudly and hit the walls. I didn't know what to do."
Kanata contacted relatives following the incident, who then contacted the police.© Japan Today