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Son kills mother with grass cutter after trying to break up fight with his brother

By Mason White 2:16 PM July 11, 2017
Grass cutter (illustration)
Grass cutter (illustration)
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(Scroll down for video) A man who was angry with his brother, killed his mother because she tried to intervene and stop a fight between them, according to police in Japan.

Kagawa police said that they have arrested 45-year-old Yasunori Tada, after being accused of using a grass cutter to kill 73-year-old Kuniko Tada.

Yasunori has been charged with one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, on Saturday, at around 1:30 p.m., Yasunori confronted his 47-year-old brother about a leaky water hose.

A fight broke out, during which Yasunori grabbed a grass cutter and turned it on. The siblings’ mother stepped in and tried to break up the fight.

However, Yasunori cut Kuniko on her legs. By the time paramedics arrived at the scene, Kuniko was already dead. An autopsy revealed that Kuniko died as a result of blood loss.

During questioning by police, Yasunori admitted to killing his mother during the fight over the leaky water hose.