Man arrested for killing 71-year-old grandfather in Ishikawa


Police in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 23-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 71-year-old grandfather with whom he lived.

According to police, Shota Kitajima strangled his grandfather Seikichi with a cord on Thursday night. Fuji TV reported that Kitajima’s younger brother discovered the body on the first floor when he returned home at around 8 p.m.

Police detained Kitajima at a pachinko parlor in Nomi city, about 30 kilometers away, at around 9:30 p.m. Police said he has admitted to killing his grandfather but has so far given no motive. However, a neighbor said the grandfather had been arguing with the suspect about his attitude toward life.

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Every single day there's a story of inter-family murder here. There's a much deeper issue going on. Will Japan recognize it?

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a neighbor said the grandfather had been arguing with the suspect about his attitude toward life.

The guy committed murder and then went to the pachinko... The grandfather certainly had a point. RIP.

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Vince for such a 'safety' country the amount of inter-family,familicide killings is staggering.I agree.....something much deeper is going on.I think the news shows over here like to portray Japan has some kind of utopia and neglect to report about what is really happening.

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21 unemployed living with grandfather and apprehended in a Pachinko parlor. you don't have to be a rocket scientist to to figure out what that conversation was like.

"if you want more money get off your butt and get a job"

it's sad that he valued the one who cared for him so little that mooching money to play Pachinko was more important

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23 my bad sorry

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Damn! Who knew you could be killed for trying to help an individual make better of himself. Damn!

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Guess he'll now get life to adjust his attitude...

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well he did do one thing, he'll never have to worry about getting a job

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Is this becoming the norm in Japan? Families killing each other for small issues? I tell you, its at least every day or every other day you read something like this! Whatever happened to loving your family?

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