20-year-old man arrested for beating grandfather to death in Ibaraki Pref
Japan Today -- Jul 14
Police in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 20-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 66-year-old grandfather with whom he lived.

According to police, Hiroki Kawasaki has admitted to killing Masaichi Kawasaki at around 2:30 p.m. Friday by beating him several times about the head with a blunt object, Fuji TV reported.

The suspect’s 66-year-old grandmother called 119 at around 3:20 p.m. and reported that her husband was collapsed on the floor. When officers arrived at the scene, Masaichi was lying on his back in a room on the second floor of the residence, bleeding from his head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Hiroki was found about four hours later in front of a koban (police box) where he had gone to apparently turn himself in.

茨城県日立市の住宅で同居する66歳の祖父を殺害したとして20歳の孫が逮捕されました。 無職の川崎紘基容疑者は12日午後3時すぎ、日立市東金沢町の住宅で同居する祖父の川崎雅一さんを鈍器のようなもので複数回殴って殺害した疑いが持たれています。警察によりますと、事件から約4時間後に出頭しようと日立市の交番の前にいた川崎容疑者を警察官が発見したということです。雅一さんは頭の右の前の部分が陥没するほど何度も殴られていて、警察は川崎容疑者が強い殺意を持って犯行に及んだとみて詳しい動機などを調べています。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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