Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 40-year-old woman in Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture, after she allegedly stabbed her son to death.
Police said they received an emergency call at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, saying that a woman had stabbed her son with a kitchen knife, Fuji TV reported. Police arrived at the scene and found a 12-year-old boy had been stabbed in the neck. The boy’s mother was arrested for attempted murder and the boy taken to hospital where he was later confirmed dead. Police said they will change the charge to one of murder.
According to police, the woman and her two children had been living with her parents after separating from her husband due to mental health problems. Her parents witnessed the attack and called police.