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Father, son found dead in Oita likely killed each other, police say


Police in Oita city investigating the deaths of a 79-year-old man and his 47-year-old son whose bodies were found on Jan 1 say it is likely the two men killed each other.

Police said their investigation has revealed that Seiji Miura and his son Yudai, who lived in another location, were fighting shortly before their deaths, Sankei Shimbun reported. Miura’s wife called police after being awoken by the sound of a loud argument in the downstairs living room. 

She went down to see what was happening and saw her husband and son covered in blood, at which point she called police. Both men were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police said both men had knife wounds and that bloodied knives were found at the scene. They added there were no signs that anyone else had entered the house.

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Amazing how the end of the year and the beginning of the year brings out the best and worst in people.

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They killed each other? I think it will be hard to rule out self-defense for one of them. It looks like the insurance company is conveniently off the hook again.

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Two dead bodies and the wife is not a suspect?

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No chance if you are exposed to such family issues, because you cannot chose where you are born into. Any other enemy you can defend from, avoid, move far away from and so on, but not if the conflicts are family bound. Then you are done already right from the start and have not really any influence on the predestined outcome, like the one from above.

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Poor woman had to see her husband and possibly only child dead.

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Doesn't make sense. How can it happen so fast before the women came.

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A double whammy and a gruesome way to start a new year. Damn.

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How is this possible? One killed the other and the dead woke up to kill the living before slipping back to death? Or lost in translation. Wanna see the original Japanese article

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here you go, but sparse and not much more than the english above:


doesn't seem like they died at the scene - probably both stabbed each other countless times, and they both died in hospital shortly after, as eluded to with the "Both men were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead." part.

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The story as written is not realistic. Stabbing victims do not die instantly like they do in the movies but die through blood loss. Both of them getting fatal stab wounds at the same time is very, very unlikely.

Most likely murder suicide.

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Two ‘permanent’ markers ?!? *@P.Smith 2:06pm***? **- Perhaps so they never forget this valuable lesson:

- [@japanguy 12:37 pm: “Doesn't make sense. How can it happen so fast before the women came.”]

*- @P. Smith 2:06 pm: “Get two permanent markers. Give one to a friend and simulate a knife fight. You’ll quickly understand how this could happen so fast.” *

No one walks always unscathed from a knife fight. - Most families just play karuta during the New Years holiday.

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Wow two spectrum of a Love/Hate relationship that ended up deadly!

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Stab in the heart and you have less than 2 minutes before dying, fainting due to blood loss before. Was explained by a doctor.

So totally possible scenario.

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