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74-year-old man strangles daughter because she had financial problems

By Emily Lewis 10:10 AM January 17, 2018
Elderly man (illustration)

A 74-year-old man went to a police station to inform officers that he killed his daughter.

Police said that they arrested Kohei Masuda of Japan on charges of murder for killing his 37-year-old daughter Emiko.

According to the police, Masuda strangled his daughter with a scarf sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Monday at his apartment in Tokyo.

Masuda’s 67-year-old wife had left for work when her husband killed their daughter who lived with them.

At about 9:45 a.m., Masuda turned himself into the Nerima police station and said that he had strangled his daughter.

According to police, Masuda told detectives that “he was pessimistic about his daughter’s future.”

Officers went to the man’s home and found the daughter collapsed on the floor. She was rushed to a hospital, where she later died.

Police said Emiko consulted with them several times last month and earlier this month about her “unstable workplace relationships with colleagues and financial troubles with acquaintances.”