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19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies

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Police in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old youth after he stabbed his parents at their home. The suspect's mother later died of her wounds.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, stabbed his 50-year-old mother as she slept. His father, 56, who was sleeping in the next room, heard his wife scream and rushed in. During the struggle with his son, he received stab wounds to his neck and arm but his condition is not life-threatening, police said.

The youth's father was able to subdue his son and call police. His mother suffered stab wounds to her chest. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The youth, who is a construction worker, has so far not given any motive for the attack, other than to say he has been thinking about killing his parents for a week, police said.

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The youth, who is a construction worker, has so far not given any motive for the attack, other than to say he has been thinking about killing his parents for a week, police said.

He should have spent that week thinking about moving out of his parents house and then actually doing it instead of trying to kill them.

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Wow, either there is something definitely wrong with this boy, or his parents didn't raise him properly. I have to wonder why the parents didn't notice something amiss with him. I wouldn't think that a homicidal child just spontaneously happens.

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Comments here regarding why this youth should have done this and that are erroneous . We are dealing with mental problems

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Stupid 19 yo. In that age, if you have a bad situation at home you can just move out and move on with your life. Terrible action with even worse result.

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Damn... those poor parents. I'm sure they wanted the best for their son as all do but some kids just can't cope. Very sad.

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I echo some of the more logical comments on here and remind people that there is hardly enough information to make an informed decision regarding who is 'stupid' or 'terrible'. To stab your parents in a premeditated way suggests serious psychological problems. This could stem from a number of things, not least, abuse at the hands of the parents. If that isn't the case then we are dealing with other psychological factors that one would hope can be 'caught' by the system. This isn't a killing arising from immediate provocation, therefore one must conclude there is some underlying reason. Motive is the key question here. People with psychological problems don't necessarily seek out the logical solution to problems...

My gut feeling is this will come down to multiple errors in the course of this 'child's' life where something could have been done to stop it, but public services that should be detecting these psychological problems have failed in some way. Japan is a country that prides itself on its sense of collectivism (I generalise, my apologies), yet there is sometimes an attempt to attribute all the blame to the individual. Obtain some more facts, I think fault lying purely with the 19 year old is unlikely.

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Blaming the parents for how he turned out is a bit much. Maybe he was just a nasty little bugger? It does happen. Peer groups can alter a person's personality as much as anything else, for example.

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For those who extrapolate the apparently frequent mentions of Saitama crimes to mean that it's a hotbed of villainy, this may prove instructive: http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/2013/10/08/000000

Remember that recent article about Osaka crime being purposely under-reported, though.

As for this murderous kid, the TV news that I've seen so far has only reported that he claimed to have been "dissatisfied" with his parents recently, without details so far.

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Is it just me or is there really a lot of 'killing their family' going on here in Japan?? Parents, siblings, kids ......

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Maybe she took away his DS?

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Saitama has a large number of blue collar workers livibg thrre as its sort of the countryside although becoming fairly urbanised recently. so lits of construction workers and lower class families with low income and drinking problems, bad gangster types and the like are living there compared to other areas. having said that Saitama is a massive prefecture. therefore More commuters live there and only go to Tokyo to work. hence why more crime appears to come from saitama residents.

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Saitama has a large number of blue collar workers livibg thrre as its sort of the countryside although becoming fairly urbanised recently. so lits of construction workers and lower class families with low income and drinking problems, bad gangster types and the like are living there compared to other areas. having said that Saitama is a massive prefecture. therefore More commuters live there and only go to Tokyo to work. hence why more crime appears to come from saitama residents.

OK, well please explain why Tokyo has a much higher crime rate as well as 5 other prefectures.

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Japanese society has changed and crime has been increasing steadily. Japanese Government needs to find the answer. Absolutely, moral education is needed in school and entertainment industries need to stop producing Manga, animation and film which are violence and immoral.

Now High School girls are more likely prefer to prostitution than working as part time for money for designer bag. Boys are more likely behave anti-social behavior and bad manner than 15 or 20 years ago. We can't blame everything on country bad economy. The children borne from bad parents will be more likely worst than their parent. Forget about civil right and human right for children, Japanese School needs to go back to old school teaching methods and also mental health education should be establish in every School.

Mental Health in Japan is unchecked and ignorance. Mental health is important for well being for peoples especially for employees at work who are too much stress in work. What kind of son will kill his parent without reason? He must be mentally ill and do not understand he needs to seek professional help from Psychologist or Psychiatrist. Such as tragedy can be prevent if everybody is understand about mental health problem and easy to access to Mental health professional.

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Wow he thought about it for a WHOLE WEEK, what a nut. Poor parents, heart goes out to the father. How do you even deal with a situation like that?

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he has been thinking about killing his parents for a week, police said.

Oh, Okay...as long it wasn't a rash decision.

C'mon police! This "he shall not be named...because he's a minor" BS has gotta stop. He killed his fricken mother, so he should be branded with this crime for the rest of his life!

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must be something bad in the Saitama water, only the most weirdest coockoes come from around there eveyweek, well... the father will have the rest of his life to think, where did I went wrong with my kid?

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Saitama makes the news again! My question is there something in the air causing people to go crazy is there something in the water. Or does the JP newpaper have something against Saitama that the city is constantly in the news for someone killing a family member and the person just so happens to be a construction worker!

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Saitama again! And will this guy be charged as an adult? Unlikely, which means less than a year in a reformatory.

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he has been thinking about killing his parents for a week, police said.

Yeah, well, a resounding "WTF!" to that! His parents must have been real stinkers! Bad parents make bad kids!

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