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A 65-year-old woman was arrested earlier this week over the strangling of her long-bedridden brother, and people familiar with the case say the incident stems from a chronic shortage in nursing-care facilities for patients in need of a short-term stay.

Katsuko Ichii was arrested on suspicion that she strangled her 69-year-old brother, Sadao, with a cord in the early hours of Tuesday at the home they shared in Nagoya’s Nakamura Ward.

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