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Parents arrested on suspicion of attempting to kill son

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Police in Nagasaki said Tuesday they have arrested a 54-year-old man and his 44-year-old wife on suspicion of attempting to kill their high school son by driving their car into the sea in Isahaya City. 

According to police reports, the suspect, Ken Hayashida, his wife, and their son sustained fractured arms and ribs, as well as other injuries, but none are life-threatening. The teenage son was seated in the back seat of the car when it plunged five meters into the sea at around 2:40 p.m. on July 2. 

The incident was seen by a fisherman who called 119.

Police waited until Hayashida and his wife recovered before arresting him and his wife on Monday. Hayashida was quoted as saying, "I tried to force my son to die with me," but gave no motive.

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I'm seeing a suspended sentence in the works!

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I heard this type of behavior is often over debts or bankruptcy

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Terrible! Buy some life insurance and let the kid live a good life afterwards.

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Good comments by all.

What a couple of selfish morons.

Wonder if the kid will continue to live with them?

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Hayashida was quoted as saying, "I tried to force my son to die with me," but gave no motive.

He tried to force his son to die with him? What is that malarkey? He tried to murder his son. Get it right!

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5 meters?! That must have been so scary!

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5 meters?! That must have been so scary!

Not nearly as scary as realizing that both your parents want to murder you.

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"Put your seat belt on, son."

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The headline is a bit misleading as the parents were apparently trying to kill themselves as well.

"Attempted murder-suicide" perhaps would have been better.

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SpitfireToday 06:00 pm JSTGood comments by all.

What a couple of selfish morons.

Wonder if the kid will continue to live with them?

I hope he gets put in a foster home. With monsters like these as parents, he needs to grow up with people who truly care.

A truly selfish act on the case of the parents for sure. Sad.

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Agree with "@CaptDingleheimer"... if you want to kill your Son you'd do so without killing both you and your partner. This sounds like a Murder/Suicide attempt, but... why ? Financial issues ? Did the Son have anything to do with those (if that's the case) ... there's so little investigative Reporting here that we're left in the Dark and can only speculate.

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No one has to speculate, yet it's all that ever happens in this forum.

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So can the son get put in a foster home and then sue his parents for attempted murder?

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Weird title. They skipped the entire suicide part of the issue. This was an attempted murder-suicide, not a murder.

Poor kid. That's gotta mess with someone's confidence when their parents try to kill them at high-school age.

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