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Man arrested over attempted murder of 13-year-old disabled son

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Police in Mibu, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to strangle his 13-year-old disabled son.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Hiromi Hosoi, a company employee, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was worn out from looking after his son who has a mental disability.

Police said Hosoi’s son was able to break free from his father’s grip and ran out of the house and sought help from a neighbor who called 110. The boy suffered a light injury to his neck.

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he was worn out from looking after his son who has a mental disability.

it’s always the same dumb reason.

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he was worn out from looking after his son who has a mental disability.

it’s always the same dumb reason.

Unless you have a family member with serious disability you don't know what you are talking about. Taking care of someone disabled day in day out in addition to trying to make a living is extremely trying and difficult. Japan needs to provide way more assistance to families with disabled children / members , it is woefully behind. Otherwise this kind of things will keep happening....this is sad for everyone involved.

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Wait till you have to care for a disabled adult, it can and will push you over the edge unless you have good support 24/7

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Marcelito, Lamilly,

I agree on all counts.

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I hope that lawmakers follow this case and do and do something to solve this kind of situations.

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@ marcelito

Unless you have a family member with serious disability you don't know what you are talking about.

Took care of my severely disabled wife day in day out for a decade while holding down a job and raising a daughter. Never once considered killing her. Not sure what your point is, to be honest...

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Geoff Gillespie,

You didn't, the guy in the article did. So what ?

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