Man arrested after leaving ailing 86-year-old mother to die in park

Japan Today -- Dec 02

Police in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of causing the death of his sick 86-year-old mother by leaving her on a park bench.

Ichiaki Matsuda was the sole caregiver of his ailing mother, Toki Matsuda, Kyodo News reported. Police said Matsuda took his mother to a nearby park on Oct 14 and left her unattended on a park bench.

An anonymous person called 119 and said an elderly woman was slumped on a park bench. The woman, who had no ID on her, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead due to exposure. ...continue reading

Dec 02 () - 宮城県多賀城市の公園に介護が必要な80代の母親を置き去りにして死亡させたとして、57歳の長男が逮捕されました。長男は母親と2人暮らしで、普段から食事や身の回りの世話などの介護を行っていたということです。  ...continue reading

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