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15-year-old boy who killed grandfather, wounded grandmother also planned to kill classmate

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A 15-year-old boy who was arrested last Friday on suspicion of killing his 87-year-old grandfather and attempting to kill his 82-year-old grandmother at their home in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, has told police he also planned to kill a classmate from his school.

The third-year junior high school student, who lived in the same apartment with his grandparents, left home after attacking them last Thursday night. The boy's 53-year-old mother, who lives apart from her son, had gone to check up on her parents after being contacted by the grandmother.

The boy was taken into custody Friday morning 20 kilometers from his home near Kawagoe Station on the Tobu Tojo Line. When he was apprehended, he had four knives in a bag, including one bloodstained knife which police said was used to attack his grandparents.

Investigators said the boy has admitted to the charge of killing his grandfather and attempting to kill his grandmother. On Monday, police said the boy told them he had gone to the station to ambush and murder a classmate from his high school, Fuji TV reported.

Police quoted the boy as saying, “I wanted to kill a classmate whom I just couldn’t forgive. I knew that this would cause trouble for my family, so I decided to kill them first.”

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Oh Lord!! This boy is like Michael Myers in the making

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Wow lock this little nutcase up for life, no chance for rehabilitation. He went that far at 15 he's do it again

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Would like to have been a fly on the wall during this 15 year old's upbringing.  Not to defend his actions but there must be a reason as to why he developed into a killer at such an early age.  For him to think it was logical to do what he did speaks volumes as to how he was raised.  My first question would be why he was living with his grandparents and not his own parent(s).  

Tragic case for everyone involved.

S

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Not to defend his actions but there must be a reason as to why he developed into a killer at such an early age.

And I commend you for being the first person in this thread to ask questions rather than blindly label him. Sure, he must now face justice but also there is surely more than meets the eye.

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Perhaps it is high time to include some pastoral care lesson in their elementary school curriculum on how to address their emotions and anger and how to deal with them.

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"I knew that this would cause trouble for my family, so I decided to kill them first.”

And this action hasn't? My child, your actions has caused a greater deal of trouble for your mother. She now has to deal with funeral costs for her father, court fees, court cases, lawyers fees, hospital bills, stress, depression from the violent, senseless and sudden death of her father and so much more. I hurt for the mother.

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Japan has a high rate of people with mental health problems. Parents themselves deny the fact that their child has mental issues, even if the school tells them that there is something wrong with their child thus should be moved to a special class. Too afraid of what image this would bring to the family.

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What a charmer.

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Japan has a high rate of people with mental health problems.

Yup. I've also heard stories of hermits who keep themselves in their rooms so as not to communicate with anyone. I really don't understand that kind of behavior.

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