Man crashes car, then kills 2-year-old son in Kyoto


Police in Kyoto said Friday they have arrested a man over the murder of his 2-year-old son.

According to police, a resident of Ayabe contacted police at around 5 p.m. on Thursday to report that a man had been seen breaking into a vacant house with a young boy.

TBS reported that police arrived at the scene to find the 34-year-old man smashing his son against the ground in a dry river bed nearby. Police say officers apprehended the man as he attempted to make an escape and then charged him with attempted murder. The man's son was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Eyewitnesses say the man was violently struggling with officers throughout his arrest and was shouting that both his car and his son had been cursed, TBS reported. Police say they believe the man's car was involved in a collision with a truck shortly before the incident.

During police questioning, the man reportedly confessed to his son's murder. However, investigators say his mental health will be assessed in order to establish whether he is of sound mind and is fit to stand trial.

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Poor boy. I hope he rests in peace.

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I think the results of his mental health assessment are already quite clear. I see so many highly strung individuals floating on the edge of insanity it scares me. Sad end to the little boy's life.

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Mental issues, obviously.

And recently you see "Kyoto" and "car accident" all too often in the headlines.

Poor little boy.

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Smashing his two year old son on the ground until he is dead??? Put this sick lunatic down, immediately! And to the little boy: You're in God's hands now little guy! Rest!

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Yeah, it always amazes me how we need to take a proper license to own a dog, and on the other hand such, obviously sick persons are allowed to make children...

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not sure if they were too late, but why the heck didn't the police officers shoot him to stop him from bashing in his son's head any further. that's why they have guns!

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It's a murder within his own family, he will get a light sentence, yet if he's deemed incompetent to stand trial in he will get even a lighter sentence.

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Damn dad, poor son. RIP boy.

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There have been many violent incidents recently but this one is nauseatingly inhuman.

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the man must have mental issues.

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Police say they believe the man’s car was involved in a collision with a truck shortly before the incident.

... did anyone check to see if the father had a skull fracture or internal bleeding in the brain? It strikes me as highly suspicious that the father was fine before the accident and then shortly after killing his son. This looks INCREDIBLY like traumatic brain injury psychosis, in which case it would be 100% NOT the father's fault and entirely related to brain damage.

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Anyone who says they have never had violent crazy thoughts is lying. As people well trained from birth, we have been trained not to give in to those notions. But drugs and brain damage can put those thoughts in control.

Thumbs up, Frungy.

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This boy had no chance to get an education, start a job, marry a nice woman, and have children, all because his parent was ignorant enough to believe in spirits, ghosts, possibly gods (or a single god), etc.

I can only wish apologies were enough to bring back the dead…

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Do the cops need a confession if they saw him committing the act? I've said it before and I'll say it again, the biggest danger for Japanese children are their own parents.

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Absolutely heartbreaking.

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What kind of BS are you going on about?? This idiot crazy lunatic has an accident, says he is sure his car and son are CURSED, so some EVIL spirits are messing with his car and son?? Then he goes and smashes his own son's brains out against a concrete wall and you feel SORRY for this nut case or drug addict or all of the above and have the nerve to say that he is NOT at fault?? Sorry dude, crazy or cursed or whatever, time to lock this scum bag up, throw away the key or just hang him real good until he is nice and dead. IMHO and poor little boy with crazy loon for a dad, RIP

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Just finished reading about the mother who suffocated her son in a plastic bag, and now this.

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RIP, poor little boy who never had a chance.

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He should be shot.

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@ Kevin

Gotta love the Christians, lol! As bad as the criminals, AND I MEAN IT!

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@ Kevin.

Many thanks for your in depth analysis, the death penalty in Japan is hanging BTW.

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