39-year-old man arrested for killing mother, sister on New Year’s Eve


Chiba prefectural police have arrested a 39-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his mother and elder sister at his parents' home in Nagareyama City on Dec 31.

Shin Honda turned himself in to police and admitted to stabbing the two, Fuji TV reported. Police said Honda told them he stabbed his sister Fumi, 42, and their mother Ikuko, 72, at around 8:35 p.m. Fumi lived in Taito Ward, Tokyo, and had been visiting her mother and brother for the New Year holidays.

After stabbing his mother and sister, Honda called 110 and asked for an ambulance. At 11 p.m., he showed up at a nearby koban (police box) where he turned himself in. Police said he had stabbed himself in the neck and cut his wrists. His mother and sister died from stab wounds in the back.

Honda, who has been in hospital since the incident, was arrested after being released from hospital on Tuesday.

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Gees! These family murders seem to happen a lot in Japan.

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Whats with all this domestic violence in Japan? Children killing their siblings and parents. I'm not trying to defend the attackers, but it seems like people are reacting to years of stress from torment and bullying. Or, maybe its a combination of alcohol and mental illness.

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zichi... its actually MOST victims are murdered by someone they know. Not only in Japan.

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Well well, Happy New year to you too Shin.

Just because your life is in the toilet, doesn't mean others are the same.

Obviously none of that matters now.

Police said he had stabbed himself in the neck and cut his wrists.

That's a shame........

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Obviously, Shin Honda gave in to despair. May two victims' soul rest in peace.

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Another Japanese man-child throws a deadly tantrum.

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Gees! These family murders seem to happen a lot in Japan

Not if you believe the see, hear, speak no evil crowd who, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, insist there’s ‘nothing to see, keep moving along.’

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