MIYAZAKI (TR) – Miyazaki Prefectural Police arrested a 34-year-old man over the fatal slashing of his father at the residence they share in the town of Kawaminami early Wednesday, reports TBS News (July 25).
At around 1:00 a.m., Masahiro Tanaka allegedly used a Japanese sword to slash his father, 62-year-old Jin, in the left buttocks, according to police.
Jin was rushed to a hospital where he was later confirmed dead, police said.
Tanaka, who has been accused of attempted murder, admits to the allegations, police said.
“I am shocked,” a neighbor was quoted by the network. “He was not a person disliked by his children.”
Police are now investigating whether to change the charges against Tanaka to murder.