Man arrested on suspicion of kicking older brother to death
Okinawa City Police arrested 52-year-old real estate broker Morinao Yamauchi, Jan. 18, for assaulting his 54-year-old taxi driver brother from Okinawa City, and kicking him on the stomach.
The victim died on the evening of the 18th, and Okinawa City Police are investigating if there is a connection between the assault and his death.
The suspect has confessed to the charges.
According to investigators, Yamauchi had gotten into an argument with his brother on previous afternoon between 6:30 and 9 p.m. The argument escalated and Yamauchi assaulted his brother kicking him repeatedly on the stomach that might have lead to liver damage.
Later the victim complained of pain, and was taken to a hospital where he died next day.