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OSAKA — A 35-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing his mother to death and slightly wounding his father at their home after they refused to lend him money, police said.

The suspect, Toshiya Kometani, reportedly fled by car after the incident. He was arrested at his home in Miwa, Kyoto Prefecture, shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, more than four hours after the assault.

Toshiya, who was described as unemployed, had frequently visited his parents, who lived in the Kasuga district of Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, to ask for money, police said.

His mother, Yoshiko, 65, confronted Toshiya on Monday evening when he went to their home to ask for money. He allegedly stabbed her in the face and neck with a kitchen knife after she refused.

Toshiya’s father, Hiroshi, 68, who alerted police, was slightly wounded in a scuffle with his son. The mother died shortly after she was rushed to a nearby hospital.

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