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Man accused of killing parents ruled mentally unfit to stand trial

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The Chiba District Public Prosecutors Office has decided not to indict a 45-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his parents in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, last December, after he was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial.

According to prosecutors, Kentaro Nishizawa called 110 at around 3:30 a.m. on Dec 9 and said he had killed his parents, Kyodo News reported. Police rushed to the apartment and found the bodies of his 82-year-old father Akira and his 76-year-old mother Michie in their bedroom. Both had knife wounds to their necks and were declared dead at the scene. A blood-stained knife was found in the kitchen.

Police quoted Nishizawa as saying he was standing with a knife in his hands and the next thing he knew, his parents were dead.

He underwent psychiatric tests for three months until April 15. The prosecutors said in a statement that as a result of the tests, Nishizawa cannot be held criminally responsible for his actions.

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In any case, the killer will likely spend the rest of his miserable days in a mental asylum.

Rest in Peace to the poor parents. One can only imagine how horrible their lives were made by their son.

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rest in peace the poor parents ........... at least there´s one nutter off the streets.

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Debora JennisonToday  08:06 pm JST

rest in peace the poor parents ........... at least there´s one nutter off the streets.

Nearly all murders and killings are committed by so-called "sane" people. Not mentally ill people! We don't need your stereotypical stigmatization of people who may have had delusional ideation along with auditory, and visual hallucinations classed as a NUTTER!. They are more likely to harm themselves than anyone else. Some here may even have family members suffering from this disease.

Fighto!Today  06:53 pm JST

In any case, the killer will likely spend the rest of his miserable days in a mental asylum. 

Rest in Peace to the poor parents. One can only imagine how horrible their lives were made by their son.

Yes, that may be true. But if he was suffering paranoid delusions, along with auditory hallucination, all their lives would have been blighted but this terrible condition. Sadly we don't know the diagnosis.

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In N. America people will hide the body and not call the police, however, in Japan after someone takes another life the norm is to call the police immediately after the act. Do these individuals in Japan want to go to prison and this is the reason they call immediately?

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in Japan guilt really plays on their minds so much that criminals will often turn themselves into the police after committing a crime.

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GALLOWS

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But why? Nobody asks anymore. Let's just- like the commenter above me go tribalistic. Funny how we've evolved....

OFF WITH HIS HEAD... lmao.

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But why?

Because he was professionally evaluated to not be fit to stand trial.

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