Kiyoko Otsuka

Photo of an older Japanese woman wearing glasses and a blouse.Name: Kiyoko Otsuka.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: 96.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

Details:
Ms. Otsuka had been unable to go outside because of problems with her leg for several months. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law.

Ms. Otsuka was strangled by her daughter-in-law, who explained that she had done it because she couldn’t sleep because she was taking care of Ms. Otsuka.

Perpetrator: Fumiko Otsuka (Daughter-in-law), charged with murder.

Source:
Aichi: Woman, 70, suspected of killing bedridden mother-in-law

Sachio Uzue

No PhotoName: Sachio Uzue.
Died: May 30, 2019.
Age at death: 86.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia, physical disability that made it difficult to walk.

Details:
Sachio’s husband killed her by stabbing her in the neck and bludgeoning her with a frying pan. He told police he was distressed because she had dementia and wanted to die with her.

Perpetrator: Toshio Uzue (Husband), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 69-year-old man arrested for killing 86-year-old wife who had dementia

Kazuno Soeda

No PhotoName: Kazuno Soeda.
Died: March 13, 2019.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Kazuno was strangled by her mother, who was tired of taking care of her.

Perpetrator: Mitsue Soeda (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother
Tokyo: Woman accused of fatally strangling disabled 6-year-old daughter

Kiyoshi Suzukawa

No PhotoName: Kiyoshi Suzukawa.
Died: March 2, 2019.
Age at death: 81.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; disabled elder.

Details:
Kiyoshi’s son strangled him to death. He said he had done it because caring for his father was stressful.

Perpetrator: Koji Suzukawa (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 46-year-old man kills bedridden father, then tries to kill himself

Kyoko and Hiroki Naito

No PhotoName: Kyoko Naito.
Age at death: 69.
Disability: Diabetes, mobility impaired.

Name: Hiroki Naito.
Age at death: 36.
Disability: Mental illness/hikikomori.

Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Ono, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Died: November 26, 2018.

Details:
Kyoko’s husband killed her and her son Hiroki by strangling them with a necktie.

Perpetrator: Hisaki Naito (Husband/Father), arrested.

Source:
Man arrested for killing bedridden wife, ‘hikikomori’ son
Gifu: Man strangles bedridden wife and shut-in son

Shuji Sanada

No PhotoName: Shuji Sanada.
Died: October 7, 2018.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability; bedbound.

Details:
Mr. Sanada’s mother strangled him as he slept.

Perpetrator: Kayoko Sanada (Mother), arrested.

Source: 73-year-old woman arrested for killing disabled 49-year-old son

Susao Okuda

No PhotoName: Susao Okuda.
Died: March 16, 2018.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Disability: Mobility impaired due to stroke.

Details:
Mr. Okuda was strangled by his wife. She told police she had “become tired” because she had to care for him, so she killed him.

Perpetrator: Sachiko Okuda (Wife), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
65-year-old woman arrested over death of bedridden husband
Chiba: Woman, 65, accused of killing disabled husband

Motomu Nomaguchi

No PhotoName: Motomu Nomaguchi.
Died: February 25, 2018.
Age at death: 80.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedbound.

Details:
Mr. Nomaguchi was strangled to death by his wife, who then killed herself.

Perpetrator: Yuriko Nomaguchi (Wife).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Akira Uwashitomi

No PhotoName: Akira Uwashitomi.
Died: February 14, 2018.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Mr. Uwashitomi was stomped to death by his son, who was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Kei Uwashitomi (Son), charged with manslaughter.

Source:
Kyoto: Man, 31, accused of stomping nearly bedridden father to death
31-year-old man arrested for killing bedridden father

Akie Imai

No PhotoName: Akie Imai.
Died: February 7, 2018.
Age at death: 78.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan.
Disability: Stroke, causing hemiparesis and speech impediment.

Details:
Akie was strangled by her husband.

Perpetrator: Tokuji Imai (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Tochigi: Man, 85, admits to strangling bedridden wife to death
85-year-old husband says he strangled sick wife to ‘put her out of her misery’