SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 92-year-old man for allegedly killing his son with a hammer at their residence in Fukaya City on Saturday, reports Fuji News Network (Dec. 24).
At around 5 p.m., Ichiro Tajima allegedly beat his son, 65-year-old Eiichi, in the head at the entrance of their residence, located Hataracho area. A person in the neighborhood then alerted emergency services.
Emergency personnel arriving at the scene transported the victim to a hospital where he was confirmed dead about three hours later.
Tajima, who has been accused of attempted murder, admits to the allegations. “The way he lives has become unreasonable,” the suspect told the Fukaya Police Station.
According to police, Eiichi arrived home drunk and collapsed at the doorway before he was attacked by his father.
Tajima and his son were the only occupants of the residence, police said. In May of last year, the suspect contacted police about trouble between himself and his son.
Police are investigating whether to change the charges to murder.