Police in New Taipei City (新北市) yesterday referred a 38-year-old man to the New Taipei City District Prosecutors’ Office for alleged manslaughter in connection with the death of his mother.
The man allegedly beat his mother to death during an argument on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the suspect, surnamed Hsiang (相), told them he had wanted to help his mother, surnamed Cho (卓), with some of the bags she was carrying.
“She told me that I was not her son, and what I was thinking of, trying to help her,” police quoted Hsiang as saying.
Police said he told them he lost his temper and threw Cho against the wall and hit her.
Hsiang’s girlfriend came home soon after the altercation and he asked her to take care of Cho because he had to leave for work, police said.
The girlfriend said Cho told her she was feeling unwell and wanted to rest, police said.
When Hsiang returned home at 1am yesterday he said he found Cho in her room, with blood coming from her eyes and nose, and he called the fire department, police said.
Cho was taken to a hospital in Yonghe District (永和), but doctors were unable to save her.