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40-year-old man arrested after attacking father with hammer

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Police in Kashiba, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he hit his father on the head with a hammer.

According to police, Takahisa Fukunishi assaulted his father at around 7:20 a.m. on Sunday at their home, Sankei Shimbun reported. Fukunishi called 119 after the incident. The victim was taken to hospital where he remained unconscious and in a critical condition on Monday, police said.

Police said Fukunishi has admitted to the charge. He told police he and his father got into a heated argument over noise he (the father) was making doing gardening work. He was quoted as saying, “The blood rushed to my head, and I couldn’t control my anger.”

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I have not seen many Lawn Mowers in Japan and I doubt a lawn Mower was used so Now how much noise can a person make while gardening ???? Not much of any at all. Sounds like a BULL Crap excuse to me ....

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It certainly looks like they did it, but is this really enough to be sure? We just don’t have all the details.

Correct.

A presumption of innocence does not mean that the allegations are assumed to be wrong. It simply means that the accused cannot be punished prior to conviction.

Almost correct. The allegations are assumed to need to be investigated to determine whether they are incorrect.

You sure have a huge issue with the concepts of justice and the presumption of innocent until proven guilty.

I do like how you’ve embraced cutting and pasting.

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This is a relevant question @Alongfortheride from ‘Your’ post Mar. 1  7:09a JST: “Is it always necessary for media to publish the names of people before they have been found guilty?”

Yes, @P. Smith Mar. 1  08:28 am JST These are all very thin justifications for revealing the name of someone who hasn’t been adjudicated guilty yet.”, in response to @Mark Mar. 1  8:10a JST regarding the public’s ‘freedom of information’

Debatable? @WilliB from ‘Your’ Mar. 1  12:34p JST post that really looks out of context here: “It certainly looks like he did it, but is this really enough to be sure?”

Seems out of context here @smh ‘Your’ Mar. 1 11:18p JST post: “And, yes, have met some uniform police officers with ‘questionable’ motives on the streets;....”

Agreed, in the context that You authored it @ReynardFox from‘Your’ 2:51 am JST post: “A presumption of innocence does not mean that the allegations are assumed to be wrong. It simply means that the accused cannot be punished prior to conviction.“

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Is it always necessary for media to publish the names of people before they have been found guilty? These are all very thin justifications for revealing the name of someone who hasn’t been adjudicated guilty yet.

It certainly looks like he did it, but is this really enough to be sure? We just don’t have all the details.

And, yes, have met some uniform police officers with ‘questionable’ motives on the streets. 

A presumption of innocence does not mean that the allegations are assumed to be wrong. It simply means that the accused cannot be punished prior to conviction.

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@wowyz

I agree..

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"The blood rushed to my head, and I couldn’t control my anger.”

at least he knew what he could not control , like other peoples minds

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There's often more to these stories than what we get. Mental health issues, etc.

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Like father like son.

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can't touch this...

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Agreed @RickySanchez. ‘Inter-family’ violence here ‘appears to be’ on the increase. Most likely, because of environmental and economic stresses, violence in all cultures appears to be rampant.

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How is gardening loud? Was the father happy and singing a old folk song, and the son was jelous of his fathers happiness? I am not worried about a stranger trying to kill me, I am worried that my father in law will try...family killings are rampit here.

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What a son, instead of being outside spending time with his father gardening and learning a thing or two about life vs being an unemployed bum that couldn't wear headsets and instead attacks his own father in his own residence. Hope the father makes it out ok.

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Police said Fukunishi has admitted to the charge. He told police he and his father got into a heated argument over noise he (the father) was making doing gardening work.

Wtf?? How about this unemployed moocher does some gardening work himself?

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I really recommend high-quality over-ear headphones with noise canceling instead of a murder attempt with a hammer. Should have asked me beforehand, that crazy psycho.

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At least, he was honest in his admissions and didn’t resort to claiming alcohol, memory loss, etc. Agreed@Sandy. No mention of “mom” or, the IF’s would be here pouncing on every statement. - Violence against other people is wrong. 

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This must be the week of the hammer. Copy cats all over the place.

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