Man arrested for beating brother-in-law to death

KAGOSHIMA —

Police in Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he beat his 69-year-old brother-in-law to death with a metal pipe.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the suspect, Suekazu Shiota, a farmer, has admitted to the charge and said he went to the house of his brother-in-law, Takeyoshi Kijima, with the intention of killing him.

Police quoted Shiota as saying he hit Kijima on the head several times with a metal pipe. Kijima was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.

Police found a pipe with traces of the victim’s blood on it at Shiota’s nearby house. Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

Japan Today

  • 6

    TheGodfather

    he went to the house of his brother-in-law... with the intention of killing him

    Premeditated murder deserves a lengthy sentence...

  • 3

    Aly Rustom

    agree with that.

  • 0

    Dango bong

    Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

    So beat him in the head with a metal pipe? Seems reasonable to me..

  • -1

    Goodlucktoyou

    69 year old man, my god, just slap a few times with a wet towel, but to kill...it is beyond me.

  • 0

    Disillusioned

    Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

    Yeah, I'd say that was a bit of given assessment. Should we put this down to another family murder? I think it counts.

  • 0

    Monozuki

    Chances were high that Shiota with the intention of spending the rest of his life in prison or getting the death penalty had gone to the house of his brother-in-law and killed him. What a deep-rooted grudge!

  • 0

    sensei258

    A house divided against itself cannot stand

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