Hyogo cops: Man with mental illnes stabs mother to death in Himeji

A man gave police an unintelligible statement after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death at the residence they shared in Himeji City (TBS News)
A man gave police an unintelligible statement after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death at the residence they shared in Himeji City (TBS News)

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a 42-year-old man suffering from a disability for stabbing his mother to death at the residence they shared in Himeji City, reports TBS News (Apr. 20).

At 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the man called police to report that he had killed his mother. Responding officers found his mother, Aiko Kobayashi, 77, collapsed on the second floor of their home and bleeding from her back. She was later confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.

The suspect was also at the home, wearing clothes soaked in blood. He gave a statement which was unintelligible, police said, who added that he has been attending a hospital to receive treatment for a mental illness.

Police also found a bloody knife near the body of Kobayashi.

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