28-year-old man arrested over murder of father in Sapporo


Police in Sapporo, Hokkaido, have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 65-year-old father at their home.

According to police, Kenji Sekine is accused of stabbing his father stabbed his father Koichi at around 5:30 p.m. on April 7, Sankei Shimbun reported. After stabbing his father in the chest and stomach, Sekine then stabbed himself. 

Police said Sekine had been in hospital until Tuesday. After he was discharged, police took him into custody.

Police said Sekine has so far given no motive for killing his father.

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At "their" house, again. . .

The stress of living with ones parents as an adult is driving these family murders.

I never read about adult children who live separately driving to their parents house and killing them, it's always the ones who still live with them years after they should have spread their wings and flown the nest.

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Another day, another familial murder. When will the government acknowledge this is a social issue?

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Why do people think it's not natural to be living at home after a certain age? In Asian and other cultures it's quite natural.

It was the industrial revolution that made people leave their home to become a conveyor belt operator in the big city which destroyed the cottage industries. No work was left in these villages/town so as soon as the young could they went to be factory fodder in the big cities.

There can be many benefits in multi-generational living, we only hear about the negatives

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