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Yamaguchi: Man, 33, fatally stabs mother

in Shunan City
Yamaguchi police arrested a man, 33, over the fatal stabbing of his mother at their residence in Shunan City on Monday (Twitter)

YAMAGUCHI (TR) – Yamaguchi Prefectural Police have arrested a 33-year-old man over the fatal stabbing of his mother at the residence they share in Shunan City on Monday, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Apr. 16).

At around 6:00 p.m., police received a call from a man claiming that his son was “behaving violently” and his wife had been stabbed at the residence.

Officers arriving at the scene found Miki Isomura, the 60-year-old manager of a convenience store, collapsed in the kitchen with a stab wound to the chest. She was confirmed dead at a hospital about one hour later.

Police subsequently arrested her son, Yosuke, on suspicion of attempted murder. He has admitted to stabbing his mother with a knife, according to police.

All three persons live at the residence, which also includes a shop. Police are now investigating whether to change the charges against the suspect to murder.