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Man arrested for killing bedridden wife, 'hikikomori' son

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Police in Ono, Gifu Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 69-year-old wife and 36-year-old son at their home.

According to police, Hisaki Naito called 110 at around 9:20 a.m. and said he had killed his wife Kyoko, who was bedridden, and son Hiroki, who was a hikikomori (shut-in), Fuji TV reported.

Police rushed to the house and found the bodies in two rooms on the first floor of the two-story home. They were confirmed dead at the scene.

Naito was quoted by police as saying he had strangled them both with a necktie.

The Naitos also have a 33-year-old disabled daughter who was home at the time but she was unharmed, police said.

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retired and wanting to relax only to find out he has to take care of his wife and useless son...prison is better

7 ( +15 / -8 )

Tragic.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

while I don't agree with murdering people you're probably right

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Why not just leave the house and live elsewhere?

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What is hikikomori? my google translate keeping saying "withdrawal" LOL

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What is hikikomori? my google translate keeping saying "withdrawal" LOL

A person that shuts themselves in their room and refuses contact with others. Recluse or hermit may be more accurate, or help you get the gist.

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This is just both awful and sad on so many levels..

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Naito was quoted by police as saying he had strangled them both with a necktie.

*Police in Ono, Gifu Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 68-year-old man on "suspicion" of killing his 69-year-old wife and 36-year-old son*

If he is already arrested and have a statement from him confessing to the crime, why is there still "suspicion"?

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If he is already arrested and have a statement from him confessing to the crime, why is there still "suspicion"?

Innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven guilty. Therefore, he is currently innocent. And as an innocent, it's a suspicion, not confirmed. Remember, false confessions are a real thing.

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Repeated scenario over and over again. Why did he kill his son as well? Another family mass-murder. Sad!

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RIP to the victims. What a sad crime.

I doubt all hikikomoris fit the descriptions some seem to ascribe to them. Anyone who's spent time around someone who's along the autism spectrum would recognize those determined to be along the spectrum do not have the 'free will' to decide to shut themselves in. Just like you do not have the 'free will' to decide who you are. Somethings genetic cannot be overcome.

People in the categories below do not use their 'free will' to decide how to act.

neurodivergentND, or neuroatypical, an umbrella term inclusive of people with diverse mental and behavioral disorders, such as mood, anxiety, dissociative, psychotic, personality, and eating disorders. 

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors.

It's worrying Japan and most other nations are doing so little to help families with neurodivergent members, especially when their numbers are increasing worldwide.

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I’m so sorry for him...I can’t explain but I somehow understand him

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What is hikikomori? my google translate keeping saying "withdrawal" LOL

Hermit may be a better understanding word for this. It comes from years of withdrawal from society, mostly from school and family upbringing.

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A bedridden wife, a shut in son and disabled daughter.

Probably getting no outside help either.

Its cruel as it sounds, cant say im surprised by the outcome.

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He must have had years of resentment built up.

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Whatever, he still could have walked out, better than mass slaughter.

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