3 stabbed to death in Kobe; grandson of 2 victims arrested
Jiji -- Jul 17
Three elderly people were stabbed to death in the western Japan city of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday and a 26-year-old grandson of two of the victims was soon arrested after being caught holding a knife and a baseball bat.

The suspect's mother and another woman were injured.

The Hyogo prefectural police department is investigating the incident as a murder case.

Following an emergency call for help at around 6:20 a.m. (9:20 p.m. Saturday GMT), police officers found Tatsuo Nanbu, 83, and his 83-year-old wife, Miyuki, lying bleeding at their house and they were subsequently confirmed dead.

He was stabbed in the neck and chest, while his wife had stab wounds around the back, according to investigative sources. The suspect's 52-year-old mother, Tomoko Takeshima, fractured her arms.

神戸市で高齢の夫婦ら5人が刃物で刺されるなどして死傷した事件で、包丁を持っていたとして逮捕された孫が5人を襲ったことをほのめかす供述を始めていることが分かりました。

News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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