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Ishikawa: Man, 39, accused of fatally stabbing mother

ISHIKAWA (TR) – Ishikawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old man over the alleged fatal stabbing of his mother at her residence in Komatsu City, reports TBS News (May 27).

At around 10:00 a.m., Nobuyuki Yamashita, of no known occupation, allegedly used a knife to repeatedly stab his mother, 75, at the residence.

Afterward, the suspect used a public telephone to alert police. Upon the arrival of police, officers found the knife stuck in her body. She was later confirmed dead.

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Yamashita lives in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward. His mother lived alone in the family residence.

“I had a grudge for a long time,” the suspect was quoted by police upon his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police are investigating whether to change the charges to murder.