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17-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in Akita

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Police in Akita City on Monday arrested a 17-year-old boy on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed his 55-year-old mother several times.

According to police, they received a phone call from the boy just before 9 a.m., in which he said that he had stabbed his mother an hour before, TBS reported. Police rushed to the scene and found the boy.

Police rushed to the scene and found the woman with several stab wounds to her back and chest. She was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious condition, police said.

The boy lives with his mother and father who had already left for work when the attack occurred.

The boy told police he was fed up with his mother interfering in his life, TBS reported.

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Don't like your mother interfering with your life, let's see how you will like the penal system interfering now. And to all the people ready to defend him, for he is a minor, take him home with you.

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@ SauloJpn...I don't think you'll find any of the usual commenters here defending this kid. I agree with you, if he didn't like his mother running his life, he's going to dread the next few years even more. If he was so fed up with his home life, I wonder why he just didn't leave.

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He was 17! get a job and move out if you don't like how your mother was interfering with your life. I hope the mom makes a full recovery.

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What a young person takes into his mind, his childhood experiences, as well as lifestyle, social relationships and family life can have an affect on his mental health. Parents have a role in contributing to the emotional, spiritual, and physical health of a child and adolescent. The role of a parent during these years is delicate. Firmness is necessary to protect the teen from unwholesome influences, at the same time, that firmness can't be taken to the point of being oppressive or overbearing. In the end, we should understand that mental health is not largely a matter of chance, but a matter of informed choices and healthy practice, love belonging, and guidance from parents and role models,especially as applied to adolescents, who are at an impressive stage of development. May she have a full and speedy recovery.

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I'm not saying what he did was right, but it is quite likely his mother was a real witch. 17 year old kids don't just snap without any reason. Something had to push him over the edge.

Moderator: Sorry, you may not slander the mother.

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@ Novenachama: Why do you think the boy's mental health had anything to do with this? I'm not saying his behavior was 'sane', but a person does not have to be mentally ill to do something like this. Criminal behavior and bad mental health are not intrisically related and neurotypicals are capable of doing all sorts of terrible things.

Also, yes, childhood experiences and lifestyle, social relationships, family life and so forth play their parts in a person's mental health, but mental illness - like any illness - can strike anyone regardless of their upbringing or environment. It can definitely be a matter of chance.

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The mother raised the boy for the past 17 years. The kid didn't appreciate any of it and tried to kill his own mother who gave life to him... what a heartless immature kid. Hope he gets a nice ass beating. ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR MOTHER!

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@Cherry Tree: You are correct. The vast majority of mental illnesses are not associated with criminal behavior with the exception of a mental condition called temporary insanity and another called criminally insane. So a crime could be related to mental illness symptoms if these symptoms contributed to the course of the mind but weren't solely responsible for it.

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What a selfish, miserable, nasty little bugger. I hope his mother recovers... although the mental scars of being attacked by her own son may never heal.

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The vast majority of mental illnesses are not associated with criminal behavior

The mental illness may not directly cause criminal behavior, but the problems resulting from the illness lead to other problems that predispose the person to criminal behavior--problems such as a addiction, poverty and homelessness.

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"he was fed up with his mother interfering in his life" "Son you should stop playing video games and texting your friends. Do your homework, and study for the exams so you can graduate."

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It's nice he got arrested, but what happens next with the justice system is what I'm interested in. What's the punishment? If there is one. Will he just get mental health care? Be released into society with a clean bill of mental health? What's next for this very disturbed, sick young man?

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Wow, living with your parents and fed up with your mom interfering with your life. If that was my son I would said here's the door! Go get your life.Sayanora!

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at 17 i think he might be charged and tried as an adult. at least he would be here in America. not sure about Japan. what a waste of a good life! poor mother, my heart goes out to her. i hope she gets counseling.

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Why do you think the boy's mental health had anything to do with this? I'm not saying his behavior was 'sane', but a person does not have to be mentally ill to do something like this. Criminal behavior and bad mental health are not intrisically related and neurotypicals are capable of doing all sorts of terrible things.

Someone who can only come up with murder as the way to solve a problem has mental issues. Normal human beings can come up with solutions to problems that don't involve violence.

"Neurotypical" is a term coined by the autism community to describe those who do not have autism. There's nothing in this article that indicates autism is a factor here.

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@ Fadamor:

Someone who can only come up with murder as the way to solve a problem has mental issues. Normal human beings can come up with solutions to problems that don't involve violence.

I can see where you're coming from, but the idea that bad mental health is a necessity for crime and violence is a dangerous stigma. What mental issues would the boy have exactly? What mental illness do you blame for this situation? My point is that 'normal human beings' do come up with violent solutions. You don't need to be mentally ill to resort to violence.

"Neurotypical" is a term coined by the autism community to describe those who do not have autism. There's nothing in this article that indicates autism is a factor here.

And you're right, 'neurotypical' is largely used within the autism community, but more recently it is being applied to those who do not suffer from mental illnesses, which I was going for.

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I find myself struggling to sympathize with this "son", at 17 if you are fed up with your family, just walk away.

As for mental illness, ummm I don't know, It doesn't seem that way, but then again, How could he stab his mother several times and then call for help?, was he really remorseful? or was it a calculated move? if it was the latter, then it seems to me he was on the path of being a psycho

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Nothing ever happens to minors in Japan who commit such crimes. Even the girl who killed and dismembered her friend (after nearly beating her father to death with a bat) will be released in a few weeks. If I were his parents, I'd change the locks and leave his belongings in the street with a note apologizing for interfering in his life.

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How about just leaving? He could have tried going out on his own. If his mother survives physically, the emotional scars will stay with her. It's not the kind of thing one can easily put behind.

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