Monday, September 12, 2011

Man allegedly beats 70-year-old mother to death

Source: The Graveyard Shift
YAMANASHI — A 44-year-old man has been arrested in Fujikawacho, Yamanashi Prefecture, for allegedly beating his 70-year-old mother to death on Friday night, police said Sunday.


According to a report by TV Asahi, the man, who has been identified as Kenta Yonenaga, became enraged when his mother declined to eat the dinner he had prepared for her and began punching and kicking her. Yonenaga himself then called the emergency services. Paramedics took Yonenaga’s mother to hospital where she was confirmed dead.


Yonenaga had been living alone with his mother and was cooking for her since physical infirmity had left her incapable of taking care of herself, TV Asahi reported.

Source: Japan Today


Vocabulary Words: Read the vocabulary words and the definitions. Make your own sentence using the vocabulary word/s afterwards.
arrest take into custody / catch
Example: "The police arrested the suspected criminals."
allegedlyreportedly; supposedly (according to what was said but not yet proven)
Example: "He was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife."
identify: distinguish
Example: "She identified the dog as her lost pet."
enrage: to make very angry
Example: Do not enrage Grandfather because he will shoot his gun!
declined: did not accept
Example: Alex declined the offer for promotion.
punch and kick
infirmity: weakness because of old age
Example: Older people often try to ignore their infirmities.
incapable: lacking the ability; powerless
Example: He lost his job allegedly for being incapable.


Comprehension check: Answer the questions based on the article.
1. What did the 44-year old man do to his mother?
2. Why did the man hurt his mother?


Follow-up
1. What is a crime?
2. Is anyone capable of doing a crime?
3. How can governments reduce crime?
4. Have you witnessed a serious crime?

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