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Saitama cops: Man strangled elderly mother to death with belt

Outside the home in Fujimi City
Outside the home in Fujimi City

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 69-year-old man for allegedly killing his mother in the residence they share in Fujimi City, reports Nippon News Network (Aug. 31).

At just before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Iwao Iwamoto arrived at a police box in the Nishimizuhodai and told officers, “I killed my mother.”

Officers arriving at the residence, located about two kilometers from the police box, found the body of his 90-year-old mother, Mitsuko, collapsed in the living room. After being rushed to a hospital, the woman was confirmed dead one hour later.

On Wednesday morning Iwao was arrested on murder charges. “I strangled my mother with a belt,” the suspect is quoted by police. “I intended to kill her.”

Police are now investigating a motive for the allegedly crime.