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Man, brother-in-law die in apparent murder-suicide

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A 74-year-old man and his 77-year-old brother-in-law died of stab wounds after an incident at a house in Kama, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Monday, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, a neighbor called 110 at around 10.10 a.m. Monday and said someone had been stabbed, Kyodo News reported. Police rushed to the house and found Hiroyuki Tahara, 74, who owned the house, and his brother-in-law, lying in a room, bleeding from knife wounds.

The two men were taken to hospital where they died about two hours after arrival.

A knife was found beside the body of Tahara’s brother-in-law. Police believe he stabbed Tahara in the neck and thigh, and then stabbed himself in the stomach.

Police said Tahara’s wife told them her brother was visiting the house and had been arguing with her husband. When her husband was stabbed, she ran to her neighbor's house and asked them to call the police

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Why is the victim named but not the suspected perpetrator?

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The two men were taken to hospital where they died about two hours after arrival.

I would have thought they could have transfused enough blood and fluids, and stitched up the wounds, if they were still alive when brought in two hours earlier..

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I can never get over how many old men in Japan act like 15-year-old juvenile delinquents. All those years with so little learned.

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Tahara in the neck and thigh, and then stabbed himself in the stomach.

samurai style but take a lot of guts to stab your self deep into the stomach as I’m betting it a painful way to go

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Lots of geriatric violent crime recently.... speaks both to the high percentage of elderly in this country and their general good state of health (physical health that is).

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