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15-year-old boy arrested over suspected arson

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Police in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of arson after his family home went up in flames on Wednesday.

According to police reports, the teenage suspect set the two-story wooden house on fire just past 3 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. The boy lived in the house with three other family members ― his mother, 52, his grandfather, 84, and grandmother, 85. 

All three suffered suffered minors burns and smoke inhalation but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

The boy was initially unable to be reached after the fire broke out. However, he was later found nearby. Police said the boy has admitted to setting the house on fire but has so far given no motive.

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HTF are you ever going to be able to trust this sociopath again? Time to kick him to the curb.

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Luckily, he didn't make a more direct attempt to end the lives of his family.

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"Police said the boy has admitted to setting the house on fire but has so far given no motive."

Well, he can be a big boy now and spend his 21 days thinking of one.

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