Man arrested for killing 36-year-old son


Police in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward said Sunday they have arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 36-year-old son at their home on Saturday night.

According to police, Shojiro Yabe stabbed his son Takamasa in the chest with a kitchen knife at around 8 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Yabe’s wife called 119 and reported the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital where he died at around 10 p.m.

Police said Yabe has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he felt threatened after he got into an argument with his son who was demanding money.

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If he really felt threatened then he's perfectly Justified

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He may have been mooching off his dad his whole life and his dad just snapped. If it were in self defense and his life was genuinely threatened he is justified.

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36 year old man child pushes Dad over the edge dad snaps and gives him what for.

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Feel sorry for the wife who will be without her son and husband.

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Always preempt a threat , better to stick than be stuck ... and to hell with the begrudgers of my opinion .

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Let's start another week in Japan with another family murder. There was one every day last week and this week is shaping up to follow. Japan is a safe place - until you go home.

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My father just punched me in the head, I got the message and left home and got a job. No knives, no murders, no prison, no mother without husband or son. My life is great. My father is great. We get on really great.

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Seriously. Familicide seems to be in the news here daily!

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"Seriously. Familicide seems to be in the news here daily!" it will probably progress to hourly.

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Ah the fantasy of Japan as a safe place. Like all other places its just kept under the table how much killing actually goes on.

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