Man arrested over deaths of mother, grandmother in Shimane
Japan Today -- Nov 07
Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 46-year-old mother and 82-year-old grandmother at their home in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.

The suspect, Sogo Hara, was detained for questioning late Monday after being picked up on a street in Izumo city and charged with the murders of his mother Keiko, and her mother-in-law Yasue Hara, on Tuesday morning, Fuji TV reported. Police said Hara has admitted to killing the two women but has so far given no motive.

According to police, Yasue was found collapsed and bleeding at the bottom of the staircase at her home by a relative at around 9:30 a.m. Monday. Police said she had been beaten about the head by a hammer. Keiko was also found, on the second floor, bleeding from head wounds. Both women were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

5日、島根県出雲市の住宅で女性2人が頭を殴られて死亡した事件で、警察は祖母を殺害した疑いで孫にあたる21歳の男を逮捕しました。 出雲市知井宮町の学生・原聡悟容疑者は5日午前、自宅で同居していた祖母の原安枝さん(82)の頭をハンマーで殴るなどして殺害した疑いが持たれています。
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