TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday arrested a 76-year-old woman over the alleged strangulation of her son at their residence in Higashiyamato City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 23).
At around 6:25 p.m., Kimiko Inoue allegedly used a belt to strangle her son, 45, inside the residence, located in the Zoshiki area.
After Inoue alerted emergency services, the son was transported to a hospital where he was confirmed dead, the Higashiyamato Police Station said.
After police accused Inoue of attempted murder, she admitted to the allegations.
Also living at the residence is a daughter of Inoue. During the incident, she was out, police said.
Police are now investigating whether to change the charges against the suspect to murder.