An unemployed man has been accused of heinously killing his own 88-year-old mother by stabbing her multiple times with a knife at their home in Kamigori, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on Saturday, Dec. 11. 

The 49-year-old suspect, who reportedly lived with his mother and sister at their residence in Kamigori, allegedly stabbed his mother, Shizuko Nishikawa, 88, to death with a kitchen knife on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 11, Japan Today reported. 

Nishikawa was reportedly discovered lying unresponsive and bleeding in the bathroom on the first floor of their home when her 64-year-old daughter came back from work at around 11:40 p.m. on Dec. 11. The elderly woman was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

After committing the gruesome crime, the suspect reportedly fled the scene. He was subsequently spotted by police patrol hiding inside a vehicle on a street in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. 

After the officers took him into custody and questioned him, the suspect said claimed he “doesn’t remember” or “doesn’t know” any details about his mother's homicide.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Whitehouse man allegedly confessed to stabbing his mother to death out of irritation because of her incessant yapping while constantly on her phone, as well as her habit of listening to loud music, KLTV reported.

The accused, identified as Carson Aaron Epifano, 24, admitted in an interview with Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigators that he stabbed his mother several times with a knife after becoming agitated with her because she was constantly talking on her phone and blaring music. 

Epifano admitted that his mother did not provoke him in any way to warrant the attack. After stabbing his mother and leaving her for dead, Epifano stole the victim's car and left their home. Even though the woman was subsequently rushed to a hospital for treatment, she succumbed to her fatal injuries shortly after being transported to the health facility.

Following the incident, Epifano was booked into the Smith County Jail and charged with murder.

man holding knife A man has been accused of stabbing his childhood friend to death after an argument over him taking US$0.64 (50 Indian Rupees) from the victim's pocket in Bangalore, India on Tuesday, June 21. This is a representational image. Creative Commons Pixabay