KAWASAKI (Kyodo) A man who killed his landlord during a quarrel over feeding a stray cat was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison after the court dismissed his insanity plea.

According to the ruling by the Kawasaki branch of the Yokohama District Court, Masao Takada, 70, fatally stabbed the owner of his apartment, Fumiya Katano, 76, last June 4.

Takada also hit and seriously injured Katano’s daughter-in-law with a steel bar when she tried to rescue him.

Takada had occasionally fed a stray cat outside his apartment, and Katano had warned him to stop it.

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