19-year-old arrested for attempting to kill father by setting fire to house

GUNMA —

Police in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 19-year-old youth on suspicion of attempted murder after he set fire to his house to kill his father.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Sankei Shimbun reported that a neighbor called 119 and said the house was on fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the two-story wooden house was ablaze.

A 46-year-old man and his 46-year-old wife and their 17-year-old son escaped the fire by jumping from the second floor. The woman broke a hip bone while her son suffered smoke inhalation. The woman’s husband was uninjured.

The fourth member of the family, the couple’s oldest son—a vocational school student—was already outside the house and has confessed to police that he started the fire. He was quoted by police as saying he hated his father and wanted to kill him, Sankei reported. He told police he started the fire by pouring kerosene on the first floor.

Japan Today

  • -2

    sensei258

    That's one sick puppy. But, like gogogo recently said

    Cry cry cry bow bow bow suspended sentence for in family affairs... Very sad

    This 19 year old "kid" won't see any jail time. I hope his family kicks him to the curb. There's no getting over attempted murder of your whole family. How could they ever sleep with him around?

  • -1

    Daniel Naumoff

    That is one generic social failure. Those news are not news at all, it is a combination of whom-who on a daily basis.

  • 1

    wontond

    Why not just move out?

  • 4

    since1981

    What is it with Japanese kids killing their parents?

  • 1

    Mike L

    "Where is the love?"

  • -1

    Peter Qinghai

    JLand's youths' moral compass is broken.

    Welcome to the 21st century.

  • 5

    Aly Rustom

    What is it with Japanese kids killing their parents?

    Or wives, husbands, siblings, babies, take your pick.

  • 0

    Northernlife

    Make you wonder what was going on behind closed doors think there is a bit more to this story than meets the eye.

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