89-year-old man beaten, stabbed to death in Chofu

TOKYO —

A 89-year-old man has been found dead in his apartment after having been beaten and stabbed.

According to police, Kazuo Yamamoto was found lying on his bed by a caregiver at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Yamamoto had been punched in the face and beaten about the head. There were more than 10 bruises on his face.

Police said the victim had also been stabbed in the neck with a pair scissors which were found by his body.

Police said there were wounds on Yamamoto’s hands, indicating that he tried to protect himself against the frenzied attack.

Japan Today

  • 3

    Aly Rustom

    That's terrible. If someone wanted to rob him, why not just do so? Why did they have to take the life of a defenseless old man? I hope they catch and put away the animal who did this to him.

  • -7

    sensei258

    Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Yamamoto had been punched in the face

    How do they know that if there were no witnesses?

  • 0

    Kobe White Bar Owner

    Hope they interview family members.

  • -3

    Daniel Naumoff

    99% probability that it was an inside job. Mere robber would not do that. It was a psycho, which is obvious, the question is whether it was a family member with a personal grudge or a random psycho. Random psycho like that would have already been found out and neutralized, that leaves a 99% probability family member.

  • -3

    albaleo

    that leaves a 99% probability family member.

    Why no jilted girlfriend scenario?

  • -1

    TheGodfather

    A 89-year-old man has been found dead in his apartment after having been beaten and stabbed... in the neck with a pair [of] scissors

    Is MURDER too harsh a word for Japanese sensibilities?

  • -2

    sensei258

    Yamamoto had been punched in the face

    I don't doubt that he was, I just want to know how they determined that he was.

  • 0

    sakanafish

    All the evidence point to a crime of passion rather than a random crime.

  • 0

    David Blue

    The street cameras hopefully have the responsible person coming and going. The Mansion I stayed in had cameras at the entry making it easy to see who came and left the building.

  • 0

    sir_bentley28

    I just don't know what to say. SMH

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