In Aging Japan, 97 Year-Old Man Arrested for Attempted Murder with a SwordPeople live in Japan longer than they do in any other country. The number of centenarians is at record numbers. Know what all those old people mean? Higher chances of old people crime!


The Yomiuri Shimbun is reporting that a 97 year-old man was arrested earlier this week for trying to kill an 84 year-old relative by slashing her with a sword. According to local news reports, the dispute was apparently over money, and the 97 year-old man walked 100 meters with the sword to the woman's house and was quoted as saying, "I'll kill you."

This is all unfortunate and hopefully the relative is recovering. But at his age, life in prison could mean a weekend in the slammer.

97-year-old man held over sword attack [Yomiuri]

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