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Kanagawa cops: Man dies after being stabbed by son

Kanagawa police have arrested a man in a stabbing incident that left his father dead
Kanagawa police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing his father at their residence in Fujisawa City (TBS News)

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his father who later died, reports TBS News (Apr. 4).

At around 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Takeo Kosuge allegedly stabbed his father, 75-year-old Shinobu, in the back with a kitchen knife at the residence they shared, located in the Shimotsuchidana area.

About one hour later, the suspect reported the incident to a police station. His father was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Kosuge has been charged with attempted murder. “I bought the knife one or two years ago, and I concealed it in the house,” the suspect is quoted by police.

According to NHK (Apr. 4), the suspect held a grudge against his father for regularly telling him to get a job. “So I came up from behind him in the living room as he watched television and stabbed him,” the suspect said.

Police are now investigating whether to change the charges against the suspect to murder.