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Father arrested for attempted murder of 30-year-old disabled son

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 62-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 30-year-old son who is disabled.

According to police, Mutsuo Taguchi, who works at a university, slashed his son in the neck with a knife at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, while they were in a car parked on a vacant plot of land in Wakabayashi Ward.

At the time of the attack, Taguchi’s son, who has severe disabilities, had returned home from his nursing facility for the Obon holiday week. Taguchi told his wife he was taking their son out for a drive. When they returned home, his wife noticed her son bleeding from the neck and called 119.

Although the victim suffered a gash to his neck, the injury is not life-threatening, police said.

Police said Taguchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was tired of looking after his son.

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As the son usually lives in a nursing facility, and was only home for Obon, how could the father be so tired of taking care of him?

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Sid,

good point.

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Evil, pure evil. A professor? Shame on you no matter what the excuse is. May GOD have merci and compassion on you Taguchi-san.

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@ AramaTaihenNoYouDidnt

A professor? Shame on you no matter what the excuse is

Professor? Where does it say that? It says he works at a university, he could be a janitor...

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This is sad. A father slashing his own disabled son's neck with a knife...

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So while this nut is in jail there will be more burden on his wife.

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Sid

As the son usually lives in a nursing facility, and was only home for Obon, how could the father be so tired of taking care of him?

Financially?

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Even if a family member is mostly living in a care facility, there can still be a lot of paperwork, decision making, financial aspects, providing necessary items like clothing, etc to be dealt with. And we don’t know how long the son has been living in an institution. It could have been as of recently or it could have been most or all of his life. We don’t know exactly what the family was dealing with.

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therougou

So while this nut...

I don’t think he is nut. After all, he and his wife have taken care of his disabled son for 30 years.

The problem is Japanese government which leaves such heavy burden on families of disabled children.

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why Is it the government’s fault?

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