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Woman arrested for strangling 18-year-old son to death


Police in Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of strangling her 18-year-old son to death at their home.

According to police, Kazue Naito strangled her son Asaki with a cord until he was dead at around 6 p.m. on Oct 25. TV Asahi reported that Naito lived with her two sons and her mother-in-law, but at the time of the incident, she and her son were alone in the apartment.

Naito's mother-in-law returned home at around 8:30 p.m. and found the boy's body in his second-floor bedroom, police said.

Police said Naito has admitted to killing her son but has so far given no motive.

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That's some harsh post partum depression!

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Must have been one strong woman to strangle an adult young male. More info when it comes out please. Thanks

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There must be more to the story. Was the son handicapped or bed-ridden? Strangling a normal, healthy 18-year old to death would be a tall order for a woman.

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My thoughts exactly. I have a feeling its going to be one of those "I felt insecure about the boy's future so I killed him" type of excuses.

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I bet he had no warning, and she came up behind him while he was sitting watching TV or while he was sleeping. It wouldn't take long to make somebody pass out, especially if they hesitate, realizing it was his mother doing it.

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Have to wonder what happened to her husband, and when. An article on Yahoo says that she'd been off work due feeling unwell since October 16th.

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JapanGalOCT. 28, 2014 - 09:01AM JST Must have been one strong woman to strangle an adult young male.

Have you seen recent 18 year old "males" in Japan recently? Opening a coke too fast could knock them down.

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Now here's something that I don't see often: a mother who killed an "almost" adult son. Hmmmm.

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She could be a 100k+ momma and he a 60k string bean. Yeah, it's surprising, but not impossible. She also may have given a clout over he head before strangling him.

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She lives with her mother-in-law and no husband? Condolences to the victim and those closest to him.

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RIP, wonder what the background is, was the kid abusive? some kind of Oedipus complex?

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Why Japan today news are usually so short and sweet. Do they want the viewers to keep guessing about the other details as how could a woman strangulate an Adult son, was she mentally sick, where was the father of the son, was the son physically handicapped/weak....etc etc

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Rest in peace young boy. The one who brought you into the world sent you right back. Very sad. When will the world as a whole realise that human life is PARAMOUNT. Although I wish there was more info on this than the 5 sentence 'news article' above.

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It don't take a lot to strangle a person with a cord. There have been reports in the the news where woman have strangled adult MEN to death. A world class boxer was strangled to death by his light weight size wife; Arturo Gatti. A woman was able to strangle to death a hit man thats has hired to kill her with her bear hands. Plus you have woman who are just physically stronger men. However, it's sad to hear a mother kill her own son like that .

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