Police in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of stabbing his mother to death with a kitchen knife.
Police said the boy called 110 at around 7 p.m. Saturday and said he had stabbed his mother, Fuji TV reported. The 52-year-old woman was rushed to hospital where she died from stab wounds to her neck. A bloodied kitchen knife was found near the body.
The boy and his mother were the only residents in the house. He told police he currently attends high school in Kobe and that he stabbed his mother on his own, and that they had been quarreling about his studies.
Police also said the woman had fallen or was pushed down the stairs before she was stabbed.
Source: Japan Today Video and image: ANN