Details emerge in death of Centennial woman


David Wayne Kuroki killed his 81-year old mother and then called family members to apologize, according to allegations in court documents.

Affidavits say Kuroki, 53, called not only his brother, Gary Kuroki, but also a cousin Dean Iwasaki, to admit he killed his mother and express his regret.

Kuroki was taken into custody April 2, hours after deputies were called to the 8600 block of Dry Creek Road to conduct a welfare check on an elderly resident of the Saddle Ridge condominium complex.

When Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found the body of a woman under a blanket with a bloodstained pillow over her face.

The woman was identified as Mae Kuroki of Centennial, David’s mother.

An investigator from the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office reported several stab wounds to the center of the torso, a possible skull fracture to the back of the head and a circular wound above the right eye.

When the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for medical service near a golf course south of C-470, they found suspect David Kuroki in his car with multiple cut wounds.

Statements from responding DCSO deputies say Kuroki had cut both sides of his throat, both wrists, his stomach and had attempted to cut his femoral artery in his leg.

David Kuroki reportedly also told the deputies, “I just killed my mom.”

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

A large “butcher-type knife” and an apparent suicide note were found in the suspect’s 2005 Honda Civic.

At the time of her death, sworn statements from family members say Mae Kuroki was experiencing early signs of dementia and was being moved to an assisted living facility.

David Kuroki was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on April 12, and is charged with first-degree murder.

He remains in custody without bond.

His next court appearance will be June 11.


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His next court appearance will be JUNE 11.

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