84-year-old woman arrested over murder of 59-year-old son
Japan Today -- Jun 30
Police in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested an 84-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 59-year-old son at their home.

According to police, Mariko Kobayashi called 110 at around 11:25 p.m. Sunday and said she had killed her son, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police rushed to the apartment and found the the woman’s son, Yoichi, unconscious after having been strangled with with an electric appliance cord. He was taken to hospital where he died early Monday morning.

Police said Kobayashi has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she strangled her son at around 10:30 p.m. after he passed out from drinking in the living room. She told police he had lost his job and had been drinking heavily recently. She said they quarreled a lot and she couldn't cope with it anymore.

愛知県瀬戸市で84歳の母親が長男の首を電気コードで絞めて殺害しようとしたとして逮捕されました。長男は搬送先で死亡しました。  殺人未遂の疑いで緊急逮捕されたのは瀬戸市の無職・小林マリ子容疑者です。警察によりますと、小林容疑者は28日午後10時半ごろ、同居している長男の洋一さん(59)の首を電気コードで絞めて殺害しようとした疑いが持たれています。洋一さんは搬送先の病院で死亡しました。小林容疑者は「酒を飲んで寝ている隙に延長コードで首を絞めた」と容疑を認めています。洋一さんは失業中で、酒を飲んで小林容疑者とよく口論になっていたということで、警察は容疑を殺人に切り替えて詳しい動機などを調べています。
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