17-yr-old boy who killed grandparents undergoes psychiatric examination


A 17-year-old boy who was arrested in December for murdering his grandparents in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, will undergo a three-month psychiatric examination, the Chiba District Public Prosecutors Office said.

According to people familiar with the matter, the boy has admitted to the charge but has given various motives during questioning, Fuji TV reported. The examination began on Tuesday.

The boy, who lived with his mother, turned himself at a police station on Dec 26 and said that he had killed his grandfather, 67, and grandmother, 64, at their house three days earlier, at around 6 a.m. while they slept.

Police quoted the boy as saying he was stressed out by problems at school and initially wanted to kill a passerby. Then he told police it would be easier to kill his grandparents because he often visited them alone and had a key to their house. He also said that he had no particular problem with his grandparents.

The boy said he used a knife, hammer and pick-ax to kill his grandparents.

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Where do these people get the idea that murder will be a good remedy for stress?

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@wontond EXACTLY!! So many of these young murderers have a common excuse of "I wanted to know what it was like to kill someone" or "I was stressed and wanted to kill someone". Those grandparents were so young and were treated to an early demise for the kindness they showed to their grandson.

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Where do these people get the idea that murder will be a good remedy for stress?

I was wondering the same. Then realized that "motives" like these (I just wanted to kill someone, I was stressed out) only appear in JT Crime. Must be a japanese thing.

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guilty no matter what, he did killed two people.

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wontondFeb. 04, 2016 - 05:53AM JST Where do these people get the idea that murder will be a good remedy for stress?'s simple, isn't it? if you murder someone or some people, you will either be put to death or spend 20 years in prison. no more school, no more bullies, no more stress. i didn't think it was that complex...

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@nakanoguy01 You don't think life in prison has it's own stresses?

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I have lived in Japan for 28 years. I never got use to these kinds of excuses and such kind of ethics or mindset. Each time hear these kinds of nonhuman ways (remedy) by a members of lost humanity, I am very much convinced that the Japan need 'a proper revolution'. That would only happen if we stand up and speak for the lost humanity here in Japan.

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a three-month psychiatric examination...

Should be made COMPULSORY for everyone in Japan!!

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"Where do these people get the idea that murder will be a good remedy for stress?"

Since the advent of the J900, J1000, and now the J1100, roll out by cyberdyne systems, "it cant be bargained with, and will never ever stop until someone is dead" These types of crimes will increase and get worse. Perhaps the need a psychiatrist along side every koban, and in every school, and company. Mental illness is an epidemic in JP, mainly because of a corrupt j-system, driving its j-members insane. With a pinnacle nut on top.

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Japan need to amend the law so that young people who do things like this are sentenced as adults. After he walks, maybe he'll hook up with the girl who beheaded her friend and start a family of serial killers.

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Where did this kid get a pick-ax?

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