SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 40-year-old woman for killing her handicapped mother in Kawaguchi City, reports Asahi Shimbun (Oct. 26).
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Yuki Igarashi is alleged to have strangled her 67-year-old mother, Shigeko, with her hands inside the home they share in the Motogo area. Three hours later, she was transported to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
The suspect, who has been charged with murder, admits to the allegations, telling police that she was tired of taking care of her mother.
The body of the elder Igarashi was originally found by the suspect’s younger brother when he returned home.
According to the Asahi, the elder Igarashi had trouble moving the left side of her body, which rendered her bedridden.