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Man who beat mother to death in 2008 arrested for beating father to death

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Police in Tokyo said Wednesday they have arrested a 41-year-old man for beating his 63-year-old father to death after an argument over money.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Hiraga, an interior designer from Higashiyamato City, beat his father at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, TBS reported. Police quoted Hiraga as saying he and his father got into a violent argument over His (Hiraga's) debts and that he lost control and punched and kicked his father in the head.

Hiraga's father suffered an acute subdural hematoma. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

According to the police, Hiraga said he was drunk at the time.

Meanwhile, TBS reported that Hirakaga was also arrested over the death of his mother in similar circumstances in 2008, and was jailed for four years.

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Only 4 years for matrecide? Only to kill his father? What a country.

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Here we go, drunk again. In any other country, for killing his mother he'd still be in prison. So they let him out, he gets corked (no parole conditions of no alcohol???) and does the same to his father. Let's hope the Japanese justice system doesn't let him inherit the estate, but that's probably a forgone conclusion.

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This is what happens when you don't give stiffer sentences to heinous crimes like this! Can we give him life in prison now?

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Only four years for murder makes PERFECT sense because, you know, he was drunk at the time.

/sarcasm

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So now he's going to get another four years?

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I'm not so shocked that he was only given 4 years considering the paltry sentences that many mothers/fathers get for abusing/killing their children. We've seen several repeat offender cases there too. What will it take to make real changes to the judicial system? Perhaps, it'll take the death of a high profile police offer or politician to get people's attention.

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Let's hope he doesn't have any siblings. They'd be next...

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Rubbish ... only 4 years for murder ..!!!

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They probably let him out early cuz he had to "take care of" his father.

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I think in some states in US he could have gotten 4 years or less.

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I think in some states in US he could have gotten 4 years or less.

Since it doesn't state if he was convicted of murder or manslaughter, your point is moot.

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Since it doesn't state if he was convicted of murder or manslaughter, your point is moot.

Since murder conviction carries a minimum of five years, turbotsat's comment is worth more than your response which us definitely "moot".

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That's what happens when the most important thing in your justice system is your 100% conviction rate, not actual justice. 4 years was a sweet deal for murder, wonder what they'll offer him this time to keep their conviction rate?

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処罰が甘すぎ。。。What a light punishment.

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Since it doesn't state if he was convicted of murder or manslaughter, your point is moot.

If the charge was manslaughter, that in itself is a cause for irritation. I could see it if one reflexive punch killed someone, but it seems unlikely that is what happened. I bet it was more like repeatedly pounding on both victims, and if they die, it should be murder.

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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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JAPAN - What's wrong wiiiiiith your laws? Shame!

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He will probably claim leniency now , because he is an orphan...

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Sometimes you hear that Japan's criminal justice system is too harsh on murderers. Somehow this guy avoided that and duped the system. Someone was negligent within the court system.

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