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Son beats elderly mother to death because she called him in the middle of the night

By William Martin 1:49 PM January 14, 2018
Elderly couple (illustration)

A man killed his elderly mother because she disturbed his sleep, according to police in Japan.

Chiba police said that they have arrested 60-year-old Ichiro Kobayashi after being accused of murdering 84-year-old Sumiko.

Kobayashi is facing one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, Kobayashi and Sumiko lived together at a home.

Sumiko was ill and bedridden for some time and she had a caregiver.

Late last month, Kobayashi became angry with his mother because she called him in the middle of the night and disturbed his sleep.

Kobayashi ran to his mother and slapped her in the face multiple times.

Kobayashi told police that he slapped his mother over a 10-day period each time she called him in the middle of the night.

On Saturday, Kobayashi decided that he had enough and killed Sumiko by slapping her face until she stopped breathing.

He then called the police to say that his mother was dead.

Police found bruises on the woman’s legs and face.