A 44-year-old man has been arrested in Fujikawacho, Yamanashi Prefecture, for allegedly beating his 70-year-old mother to death on Friday night, police said Sunday.
According to a report by TV Asahi, the man, who has been identified as Kenta Yonenaga, became enraged when his mother declined to eat the dinner he had prepared for her and began punching and kicking her. Yonenaga himself then called the emergency services. Paramedics took Yonenaga’s mother to hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Yonenaga had apparently been living alone with his mother and was cooking for her since physical infirmity had left her incapable of taking care of herself, TV Asahi reported.