Yoko Shinya

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Name: Yoko Shinya.
Died: September 4, 2020.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Saitama, Japan.
Disability: A chronic diease.

Details:
Ms. Shinya’s son strangled her as she lay in her hospital bed. Hospital staff saw him trying to kill her and intervened, but she had been badly hurt and died hours later. Her son told police he “couldn’t bear watching” and wanted to “make her comfortable”.

Perpetrator: Akira Shinya (Son), arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Source:
Man arrested over murder of ailing mother in hospital
Saitama: Man, 50, strangles ill mother in hospital

Ryu Sakayama

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Name: Ryu Sakayama.
Died: July 17, 2020.
Age at death: 17.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified mental disability.

Details:
Ryu’s mother strangled him as he slept. She said she was tired of caring for him.

Perpetrator: Ayano Sakayama (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
Mom arrested for allegedly choking disabled son to death in west Japan
Woman arrested over death of mentally disabled son

Emi Yamamoto

No PhotoName: Emi Yamamoto.
Died: June 13, 2020.
Age at death: 44.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Emi’s mother took her to a hotel and drowned her in the bathtub. She claimed she wanted to “ease [Emi’s] suffering”.

Perpetrator: Ryoko Yamamoto (Mother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 71-year-old woman arrested over murder of disabled daughter

Shoko Takahashi

No PhotoName: Shoko Takahashi.
Died: March 4, 2020.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Shoko’s son beat her to death because she wouldn’t take her medicine.

Perpetrator: Noboru Takahashi (Son), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: 52-year-old man charged with killing 82-year-old mother

Masatoshi Chiba

No PhotoName: Masatoshi Chiba.
Died: February 2, 2020.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified chronic disease.

Details:
Masatoshi was strangled by his wife, who said she was “worn out from looking after him”.

Perpetrator: Mitsuko Chiba (Wife), arrested and confessed to murder.

Source: 69-year-old woman arrested over death of ailing husband

Masako Ikawa

No PhotoName: Masako Ikawa.
Died: December 28, 2019.
Age at death: 82.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
Ms. Ikawa was strangled by her husband, who then killed himself.

Perpetrator: Tamotsu Ikawa (Husband).

Source: Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Sayoko Inada

No PhotoName: Sayoko Inada.
Died: December 16, 2019.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fukoka, Japan.
Disability: Parkinson’s disease.

Details:
Sayoko lived with her mother in a senior housing facility. Her mother, worried about finances, stabbed her to death in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
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Shinobu, Yoshio, and Takio Kishimoto

No PhotoName: Shinobu Kishimoto.
Age at death: 95.
Disability: Unspecified disability requiring level-1 nursing care.

Name: Yoshio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 93.
Disability: Disabled elder.

Name: Takio Kishimoto.
Age at death: 70.
Disability: Stroke; used a cane.

Died: November 17, 2019.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Tsuruga, Fukui, Japan.

Details:
Shinobi and Yoshio lived with their son, Takio, and his wife. Takio’s wife killed them all by strangling them.

Takio was the CEO of a construction company, which he had inherited from Yoshio.

Perpetrator: Masako Kishimoto (Daughter-in-law of Shinobu and Yoshio; wife of Takio), charged with murder.

Source:
71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of killing parents-in-law
Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after 3 bodies found in central Japan home