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78-year-old woman arrested after trying to kill son with hammer

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Police in Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture, have arrested a 78-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she hit her 51-year-old son on the back of his head several times with a hammer.

According to police, Nagako Koyanagi attacked her son while he was visiting her at her home at around 6 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the victim was taken to hospital and his injury is not life-threatening.

Police said Koyanagi has admitted to attacking her son but has so far given no motive. Her husband was also home at the time and police are questioning him about any trouble there might have been between mother and son.

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certainly there must be the same percentage of familial violence in other developed countries.

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What was her husband doing at the time of the assault?

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Their has to be more to this story, like the son always asked for money OR was mean to his parents OR physically abused his parents. Who knows but I guess the mother realized it was HAMMER TIME and gave him a few well deserved whacks ....

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Police said the victim was taken to hospital and his injury is not life-threatening.

I bet he's got one heck of a headache though. Japan is a safe country, just don't go home.

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Even a near-octogenarian woman getting in on the family violence! That sweet little old lady sitting across from you on the train might not be so sweet at all and just may be heading home to put the hammer down.

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So what did the son do to her before? Important piece missing.

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Probably a layabout, but they raised him so it's on them.

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78-year-old woman arrested after trying to kill son with hammer

Wow, now that is a story we do not hear very often.

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If it was the other way around and the son was hitting the mother and trying to kill her it would be a monster of a crime.....

If the mother is the one doing it to her older son, I don't see the same amount of outrage and protest you usually encounter on JT.

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I love how everyone is already jumping on the son, knowing nothing. I mean, sure, it's possible the son was visiting them to get money, or he was harassing them, but the point is we have no idea, and the son wasn't the one who tried to murder someone. Heck, some of you are even suggesting the father is somewhat at fault here. Did you ever stop to thing maybe the woman is just a crazy old bat? We don't, and probably won't, know.

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Elderly mammy "hit her 51-year-old son on the back of his head several times with a hammer."

Pappy "was also home at the time and police are questioning him"

Mammy "has admitted to attacking her son but has so far given no motive"

Can't touch this..

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P. Smith

certainly there must be the same percentage of familial violence in other developed countries.

Yes, there is. Your point?

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@Lamilly

What was her husband doing at the time of the assault?

...he held his legs...

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Yes, there is. Your point?

We read about it here on an almost daily basis, but that didn’t happen in my home country.

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P. Smith

We read about it here on an almost daily basis, but that didn’t happen in my home country.

Because in your home country the newspaper has enough more violent crimes to report about, no?

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Yes, there is a big generation conflict ongoing in the whole world, also between aged or outdated governments and populations and all that broken down into little atoms leads us directly to such murder attempts within families. Downsizing, yes, let’s call it so...

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Either those hits had no heat or his head is made of stone.

And thanks mom. Yes, I did need to be hit up side the head with a hammer.

I'm sorry, I didn't get you anything.

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@ReasonandWisdomNippon Today 01:01 pm JST:

If it was the other way around and the son was hitting the mother and trying to kill her it would be a monster of a crime.....

If that was the case, the old mother would be killed without fail as the 51-year-old son was a batterer.

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Get a clue most of the post are saying the mom hit the son because of prior abuse or he wanted money. Have you guys ever thought that it could be a case of dementia? Anything is possible but why the son has to be the victim it could be just that case, we are only able to read so much about this case. Lets give it the benefit of thinking losing her mind could be part of the reason.

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MirchyFeb. 2  03:55 pm JST

@Lamilly

What was her husband doing at the time of the assault?

...he held his legs...

LOL! I know I shouldn't laugh but I just couldn't help myself.

kyushubillFeb. 2  10:28 am JST

So what did the son do to her before? Important piece missing.

This is a form of "clickbait" and it's very unlikely that there will be a follow-up article because it probably was just a domestic violence/dispute. They bloated (sensualized?) the title and parts of the article to get views. This is common with just about all news sites.

Not to sound morbid but because there was no homicide or serious injuries (i.e. coma) is most likely why there isn't much detail. There was an arrest so the event has *some *bite but not if it had been a homicide.

Since no reporter is listed as taking credit for the article tells me that they just needed to get something out to fill space and violence of any sort sells. If something major develops latter then JT will take credit as reporting it when it happened.

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These stories are way too incomplete - why bother reporting it?

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