Police in Sapporo said Tuesday they have arrested an unemployed 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to strangle his 9-year-old son to death.
According to police, the suspect, Tsubasa Suzuki, divorced the boy's mother last December. Fuji TV reported Suzuki waited in his car for his son as he walked home from school at around 3 p.m. on Monday and then talked him into getting into the car.
Police said Suzuki tried to strangle his son in the car. However, he told police he lost his nerve and let go of the boy who suffered only a light injury to his neck.
Suzuki was quoted by police as saying that the boy and his mother were obstacles to his getting married again and that he wanted them both out of the way.© Japan Today