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Man arrested for deliberately crashing car, killing his sister

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Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of murder by deliberately causing a car crash in which his 26-year-old sister was killed.

The incident occurred at around 2 a.m. on Oct 30, Fuji TV reported. Shogo Takazawa was driving and his sister Erika was in the front passenger seat when Shogo steered the car into a telephone pole on a curve, police said. They were both taken to hospital where Erika died due to severe head injuries. Her brother suffered injuries.

Police wait until Takazawa had recovered before questioning him about the circumstances of the accident. On Thursday, he was quoted by police as saying he had deliberately crashed the car and that he had wanted to die, too.

Police said the siblings lived together. Takazawa has so far given no reason for his actions.

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One can only wish an explanation

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Um. He shouldn't have taken his sister down with him. I have no idea what's gonna happen to him from now on. May the sister's soul rest in peace.

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Wow beyond belief!!

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Not too different from the suicides we, in America, call "school shootings", usually committed by psychopathic personalities driven to desperation but unable to kill 'the greatest person ever born' quietly by themselves but must request that someone else, police, do the deed for them. This guy may have used anger at his sister to reinforce the impulse at that moment because an altruistic person driven to such desperation would not think to involve another in their own desperation driven departure. This kind of desperation is all around each of us but invisible until such sad times as these. And it seems to be as much a pandemic in our Human World as Covid, but has been with us much longer. Desperation: Number one killer of young people. It's a virulent side effect of hierarchical social structure and will be with us always until we either grow up or go extinct. May the young woman rest in a peace her familial life may not have allowed her.

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On Thursday, he was quoted by police as saying he had deliberately crashed the car and that he had wanted to die, too.

This is pure speculation on my part but maybe it means that he, like her, wanted to die too. Maybe it was a suicide pact. Just throwing it out there

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If that is really what you wanted to do , go driving by yourself and make sure when you do the deed you don't hurt anyone else.

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No seatbelts ?

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No seatbelts ?

No seatbelt or 10 seatbelts on, if you drive at a telegraph pole at speed, theres a high chance of death.

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The problem with a murder charge is that he had to develop an intent to kill his sister. Right now, based on the information above, the police only have evidence that he intentionally drove into the pole and that he wanted to die. Killing someone else while trying to off yourself is not murder - it may be a manslaughter or negligent homicide charge, or even as low as the Japanese crime of having someone die as a result of your failure to drive in a professional manner.

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Unemployed and he failed to complete the suicide attempt. Can he do anything right?

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Fighto!Dec. 12  02:30 pm JST

No seatbelts ?

No seatbelt or 10 seatbelts on, if you drive at a telegraph pole at speed, theres a high chance of death.

obviously not high enough - he survived

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On Thursday, he was quoted by police as saying he had deliberately crashed the car and that he had wanted to die, too.

Yeah, but she didn't want to die! Such a selfish act!

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