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Man arrested for beating brother-in-law to death

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Police in Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he beat his 69-year-old brother-in-law to death with a metal pipe.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the suspect, Suekazu Shiota, a farmer, has admitted to the charge and said he went to the house of his brother-in-law, Takeyoshi Kijima, with the intention of killing him.

Police quoted Shiota as saying he hit Kijima on the head several times with a metal pipe. Kijima was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.

Police found a pipe with traces of the victim's blood on it at Shiota's nearby house. Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

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he went to the house of his brother-in-law... with the intention of killing him

Premeditated murder deserves a lengthy sentence...

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agree with that.

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Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

So beat him in the head with a metal pipe? Seems reasonable to me..

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69 year old man, my god, just slap a few times with a wet towel, but to kill...it is beyond me.

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Shiota said there had been trouble between himself and the victim for some time.

Yeah, I'd say that was a bit of given assessment. Should we put this down to another family murder? I think it counts.

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Chances were high that Shiota with the intention of spending the rest of his life in prison or getting the death penalty had gone to the house of his brother-in-law and killed him. What a deep-rooted grudge!

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A house divided against itself cannot stand

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