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Father arrested for beating son to death with hammer


A 69-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 43-year-old son with a hammer at their home in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, Junzo Kikuhara, a building contractor, turned himself in police at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said Kikuhara told them he killed his son Ryoichi sometime between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning at the residence he shared with his son and another tenant. The victim was fatally beaten about the head several times by a hammer.

According to neighbors, Kikuhara reportedly had been having trouble with Ryoichi for a long time.

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Is it me or does Japan have an unusually high rate of domestic violence?

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Given that the suspect turned himself in police immediately, he must have prepared fully. RIP to the son.

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At the age of 69, this elderly man could kill someone with a hammer, he is macho! His son must be a very naughty one.

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Where is the love?

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Bloody 2018 so far. What’s going on with all these vicious murders?

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Yikes this is extreme!!

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hammerhead. Am numb to this stuff now.

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What the hell??

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sad that we see more of this daily RIP

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Another day another family murder. Ho hum.

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