18-year-old youth arrested for killing his mother

MIE —

Police in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested an 18-year-old youth on suspicion of killing his mother.

According to police, the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, stabbed his 48-year-old mother to death at their home on Tuesday and then placed her body in a prefabricated storage unit in the garden.

The boy’s father found the body at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he returned home from work, and notified police.

Police said the body had stab wounds in the neck and that the victim had also been beaten about the head.

Police said the suspect has admitted to killing his mother after an argument with her over his entrance exam. He lived in the house with his parents and young sister who was not home at the time.

Japan Today

  • 6

    sensei258

    Sad for the father, but this guy should be the poster child for lowering the legal age of adult hood to 18 so they can be prosecuted like adults.

  • 2

    sir_bentley28

    Sensei, my thoughts exactly. Because I was wondering if he will be tried as an adult or a child since the law sees him as a minor.

  • 2

    Aly Rustom

    miserable little worm. Is this the way to treat the person that carried you in her stomach and nurtured you until you were big and strong enough? sick pup.

  • 0

    Yokota

    OK, after watching all these cases, Japan, is becoming the 2nd Ji-RAQ!

  • -5

    Strangerland

    OK, after watching all these cases, Japan, is becoming the 2nd Ji-RAQ!

    No rhetoric here. Carry on.

  • 3

    Peter Qinghai

    The cracks in JSociety are growing. Only when the foundation starts to crumble away will JGov sit up and take notice. But unfortunatly by then, it will be too late and they will be buried like landfill.

  • 3

    samymutair

    Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. Quran, 17:23

  • 2

    smithinjapan

    Another daily family killing... but hey, let the kid vote, but don't charge him as an adult for MURDER.

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    At first I thought this was the same one from the other day, but alas, it's another family murder. There has been a family murder in the news nearly every day since the beginning of December. Yeah, it happens all over the world, but not every day!

  • 1

    wowyz

    "There has been a family murder in the news nearly every day since the beginning of December. "

    They are going to mess around and get perhaps get put on the UN watch-list, if Japan does not fix its societal explosive temper issues.

  • 6

    100 CPM

    You notice Singapore does not have such issues at this scale. Why because their legal system effectively handles such antisocial behavior.

  • 0

    Tahoochi

    Not to blame the parents, but.... actually, I blame the parents.... not for the murder that the kid committed, but for doing a poor job in raising him.

  • 1

    David Blue

    His life is destroyed by a fit of rage and now the whole family will suffer as well. Have to wonder if he suffers from mental disease or was the family relationship severely strained?

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