Minamiashigara Woman arrested for Murder

Minamiashigara Woman arrested for Murder

70-yr-old woman arrested for death of mother in failed murder-suicide bid

Crime Mar. 10, 2013 – 06:11AM JST ( 15 )

KANAGAWA —Minamiashigara City

Police have arrested a 70-year-old woman for allegedly killing her mother in an attempted murder-suicide.

According to police, the body of 98-year-old Sato Yoneyama was discovered at her home in Minami-ashigara on Friday after her daughter, Shizue Yoneyama, 70, reported her death to police. Fuji TV reported that police discovered Shizue lying on the floor bleeding from self-inflicted cuts to her wrists and neck.

The accused was taken to hospital for treatment where she is in a stable condition, police said Saturday. She was quoted by police as saying she had strangled her mother to death with a towel on Thursday night.

Police quoted her as saying that living with her mother was hard. “My mother couldn’t hear. I became exhausted from looking after her without being able to communicate,” Shizue said, according to police.

Japan Today


1 Comment

  1. Mary Fifer said,

    March 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    May God spare their souls.


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