Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man in Saitama Prefecture for allegedly murdering his 76-year-old father at their home in Iwatsukiku Ward on New Year’s Day.
According to police, they received an emergency call from 39-year-old Isao Yamanaka, in which he said that he had murdered his father after an argument escalated. NTV reported that emergency workers arrived at the scene to find Yasumichi Yamanaka lying outside of his house, having been stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife.
Yamanaka was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead. Police said that his son confessed to the murder at the scene and was taken into custody.