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39-year-old man arrested over murder of 7-year-old son

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 39-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 7-year-old son at their home.

According to police, Yoshinori Hishinuma has admitted to strangling his son Keishi to death with his hands and was quoted as saying he wanted to die, too, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Hishimura called 110 and asked them to come to his apartment in Aoba Ward at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. When police and firefighters arrived, they found Keishi in his pajamas, unconscious in his room. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hishimura had also stabbed himself in the side. He was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Friday. Police said he told them he killed his sone because of "family trouble" and that he wanted to die, too.

Hishimura lived with his wife and three children. Keishi was their second-oldest son. Police said the family had dinner together on Wednesday and then Hishimura's wife went out for the night. Hishimura said he killed his son at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday and then stabbed himself.

His wife returned home at around 7:25 a.m. Thursday.

None of the other children were harmed, police said, adding that Hishimura’s wife said she and her husband hadn’t been getting along recently.

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Either way, you have to be a monster to strangle a kid to death

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Poor kid. I hope he died quickly and painlessly and the father is suffering intense pain both physically and mentally. For the whole of his new life sentence in prison.

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This....

Hishimura’s wife said she and her husband hadn’t been getting along recently.*

Plus this......

the family had dinner together on Wednesday and then Hishimura's wife went out for the night

This must have been one seriously messed up family. He is unemployed and his wife spent the night somewhere else? What the heck is that all about?

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Where had the mother been all night?

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Where had the mother been all night?

At her job as a nurse in the ER.

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The story says his wife "went out for the night" not his wife went to work. So your assertion is incorrect.

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The story says his wife "went out for the night" not his wife went to work. So your assertion is incorrect.

Yeah, she went out to work. And it's not an assertion. It's fact.

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Heh, well that shut down the irresponsible speculation. Not the downvotes though!

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how can a seven year old want to die too what did he mean't by that like if he had killed someone already, how can one small child cause family trouble unless he was from a different man- where was his mother from what i understand she went out whole night till morning' and why it is only the seven- year- old he decide to killed; plenty of unanswers but for now maybe he was on drugs or something' i thing that he shouldn't go to prison they should give him some other punishment like what they do in the middle east that's my Q!

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There's a few things lost in translation here. Japanese articles reported that the mother had left the house for work after they had dinner together and didn't return home until dawn. She went directly to sleep in the room with the children and was the one who noticed something was amiss around 7:30 AM when Kenshi seemed to be deep asleep and couldn't be roused and told her husband; only then did he call the police but all he said was "My son is dead in his room, please come". He also admitted he was planning to kill all the children before killing himself.

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