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14-year-old boy arrested for attacking stepfather with scissors

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Police in Yotsukaido, Chiba Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after he attacked his stepfather with a pair of scissors. The victim, 24, is married to the boy's 46-year-old mother.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the boy sprayed insecticide on his stepfather's face and then slashed the top of his head and face with scissors. The boy's mother called 110.

The man was taken to hospital where he was in a stable condition on Monday.

Police said five people live in the house. The boy's mother was quoted by police as saying that her son and his stepfather have never gotten along, but she did not know what brought about her son's attack.

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Edward, is that you?

Have to wonder what set him off!

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The victim, 24, is married to the boy’s 46-year-old mother.

WTF is going on there I wonder

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The boy’s mother was quoted by police as saying that her son and his stepfather have never gotten along, but she did not know what brought about her son’s attack.

It happens all the time! New man enters the family who is not "dad", kids lash out by becoming rebellious, disrespectful and always angry. Tempers are bound to explode at some point. (in an argumentive way I meant, not with malicious intent!)

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If one's stepfather isn't, well, old enough to be one's father, one might be pretty irked.

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Well, it can be a multitude of reasons why this happened but with the information we have there isn't much to conclude.

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The boy’s mother was quoted by police as saying that her son and his stepfather have never gotten along, but she did not know what brought about her son’s attack. The victim, 24, is married to the boy’s 46-year-old mother.

That's why. Nobody wants their mama to be a sugarmama

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They were fighting over whose turn it was to use the PlayStation

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With all the news about step-fathers mistreating their step children, you would think that the the kid is stepping up and defending him or his mom. I mean, the step-dad is not much older then the kid but much younger than the mom and there are 5 people in the house. Something not right, but it seems like the kid is a product of his environment and acting out.

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They were probably fighting over an action figure or an Anpanman snack because they both are so young.

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What is the Mum thinking her so called husband nearly half her age.The poor kid getting told hey this is your new Dad deal with it he is going to be living with us.The guy is lucky he just got the top of his head.My father always said go for the jugular son.

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My be because the husband got more pachinko and tobacco allowance than the boy ..!!

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Her 'husband' is twenty years younger than her and only ten years older than the son that attacked him. No doubt he feels their relationship is as ridiculous as the rest of us.

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Odd about the age disparities here. I hope/think there was typo by JT. Even if the mother was 24, she would have had the kid at 10 yrs old. Ten year old girls can have kids if they are biologically mature but it is sick to think some guy impregnated her at that age. In the end, the vast age disparities makes this case odd at best.

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The boy's mother is 46.

The boy’s mother was quoted by police as saying that her son and his stepfather have never gotten along, but she did not know what brought about her son’s attack.

She has no idea? Something tells me she's willfully ignorant.

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Why tell us there are 5 people in the house and then not say who they are? It's like JT wants us to come up with our own ideas about who is living there, such as an ex-husband, etc. Now that would really be twisted.

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I bet it's her parents

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