Man kills son in failed murder-suicide bid

Posted on October 13, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME OCT. 13, 2012 -FUKUOKA —
Police are investigating a failed murder-suicide in Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, that left a young boy dead and his father in hospital.

According to police, a 32-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found lying unconscious in their home by the man’s mother, who visited the residence at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, after she was unable to contact her son, Fuji TV reported.

The boy was taken to hospital in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest and was later pronounced dead. Doctors say the man’s life is not in danger.

Police have not yet announced the cause of the boy’s death, but they are treating the incident as a failed murder-suicide bid.

Japan Today

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