A 14-year-old boy who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after slashing a sixth-grade elementary school girl in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, earlier this month, will undergo a psychiatric examination for two months, prosecutors said Friday.
Police said the boy told them Thursday that he felt sorry for the girl over what he had done, Fuji TV reported. They said the student had expressed regret during questioning before, but had never mentioned any words of apology.
The boy said that at the time he just wanted to kill someone and it didn’t matter who. He approached the girl from behind as she was walking home alone from school at around 4:40 p.m. on Nov 12 and slashed her neck with a box cutter. The attack left the girl with a gash 10 centimeters long and one centimeter deep. Her wound was not life threatening.
Police later found several box cutter knives in a bag at the boy’s home.
The Hachinohe branch of the Aomori District Public Prosecutors' Office said the psychiatric evaluation will determine whether the body can be held criminally liable for his actions.© Japan Today