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

Posted on October 7, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Oct. 04, 2013 – 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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