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16-year-old boy arrested for killing mother

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Police in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murdering his 44-year-old mother.

According to police, the boy called 110 at around 1 a.m. Saturday to say that he had killed his mother 30 minutes earlier. Fuji TV reported that police rushed to the scene and found the woman lying on the floor of the living room, bleeding from head and stomach wounds. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The boy was quoted by police as saying he hit his mother on the head several times with a hammer and then stabbed her in the stomach and back. The hammer and a knife were found at the scene of the crime

Police said the boy told them he had argued bitterly with his mother and that he had wanted to kill her. He said his mother had come home drunk and threw her bag and clothes at him and he lost his temper.

The boy lived with his mother and 17-year-old brother who was out for the night.

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My Mother came home "drunk", SO, you idiot probably caused her to drink! Put this YOUNG Creep in Jail forever!

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Wow...what a way to ring in the new year

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This is the "snap" of the Japanese male that makes them leave the world of reality and do things they aren't aware of.

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Drunk abusive mother, I feel sorry for the kid and I'm sure when it sinks in, to realising what he has done, the young lad will need counselling.

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Oh, the poor young lad who had no other choice than to beat and stab his mother to death. Couldn't just take her wallet and go have a good time on her "dollar"

his mother had come home drunk and threw her bag and clothes at him

So she deserved a horrible death for this? That's not abuse, it doesn't even say he was hit or hurt, and there's no record of real long-term abuse of the type excusing murder in self defense

when it sinks in, to realizing what he has done, the young lad will need counseling.

Probably true

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This is the "snap" of the Japanese male that makes them leave the world of reality and do things they aren't aware of.

It's a human male thing, not a Japanese male thing. This happens all over the world.

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She threw her clothes at him? Was that the clothes she was wearing? Maybe she was perpetrating something more horrific on the boy.

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@stangerland, it happens here more than any other country

Does it? If you're making a claim like that I'm sure you can back it up with some numbers. Because I'll be honest, that's about the most ridiculous sounding claim I've read so far this year. But I'm open to the possibility that my assumptions and everything I've ever read being wrong, so prove me wrong.

But if you can't provide any numbers you're just going to look foolish for making such a baseless claim.

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Horrible story, horrible outcome for all. And not nearly enough facts here to do anything other than mourn the life lost and the lives ruined as a result.

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Where's this young lads father? Such a sad story.

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A lot of assumptions about the mother here, when all we know is; that she was drunk, which isn't unusual and isn't a crime or constitutes any kind of child abuse, and two, he battered her to death with a hammer and then stabbed her front and back.

So I know the way I read this story based on what's in front of me.

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Automatically the total blame is thrown at the boy, never the mother. In modern societies today women are cosseted like goddesses, while men are diminished as non-entities. It;s a syndrome I personally am sick and tired of, while women commit so many very evil crimes throughout the world. Before rushing to judgement - wait and see what the police and the court discovers about the background to the case. Murder is evil, we all know that, but there are many factors in human life which push people over the edge.

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"I wanted to kill her". Whose fault is this, that the human being is brought as an insane maniac? Single mother or father? It is the failure of nation, being unable to provide proper moral basis to it's children. The society is standing on edge where it loses all the borders and ethic values it ever had. Terrifying and saddening to the core.

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bluenote1: "Before rushing to judgement"

Ummm... excuse me? You already did that about the mother -- you know, the woman brutally murdered by her son. But hey... let's not rush and judge on that. All we know is that he beat her and then stabbed her to death. We don't know if she scolded him with mean words or threatened to take away his cell phone. We don't know if her breath offended him. We don't know all sorts of horrible things that might have justified the murder, right, bluenote? So, don't rush to judge the confessed murderer... just blame the mother and all women.

"Murder is evil, we all know that, but there are many factors in human life which push people over the edge."

I don't even know what to make of the "but" here.

Try the kid as an adult, and lock him up for life, please.

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If life for the kid was so bad, why did he not walk into the night and live with KAPPAS under a bridge. Sounds like one with a limited get up and go factor.

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Try the kid as an adult, and lock him up for life, please

Why bother with a trial if you already know how he should be sentenced?

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Very sad to know about it.

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