Teen Cuts Mother’s Head Off, Then Watches DVD
May 16, 2007 | by 孫子

A 17-year-old Japanese boy suspected of killing and beheading his mother went to an internet cafe with her head in a bag and watched a music DVD before turning himself in, media reports said.

The teenager, arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder, spent about two hours at the cafe watching a DVD of a hip-hop group in his cubicle and then took a taxi to a local police station, the reports said.

Media quoted employees of the cafe as saying the youth, a student at a local high school, was carrying a school bag and that one of his hands was wrapped in bandage.

Police in rural Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima prefecture, 200km north of Tokyo, arrested the teenager after he walked into a police station early yesterday carrying a severed human head in a bag. Officers found a beheaded body in the apartment where he lived.

The teen – who had not been attending school recently and was being treated by a psychiatrist – told police he killed his mother on Monday evening while she was asleep, media said.

Japan has been shocked by a number of sensational and gruesome crimes by youths in recent years, including the murder and beheading of an 11-year-old boy by a 14-year-old schoolboy in the western city of Kobe in 1997.

In 2004, an 11-year-old schoolgirl stabbed a classmate to death at their school, prompting calls for harsher punishment against juvenile crime.

A bill to lower the age at which minors can be sent to reformatories from 14 to 12 was passed by the lower house of parliament last month. The bill remains controversial and still needs approval from the upper house before becoming law.

Government statistics show that overall juvenile crime including murder by minors – those under 20 – has declined in recent years.

Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.

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  • Nasty nasty stuff. I wonder that songs the nut case was listening to in the cafe.

  • probably slipknot

  • daaaaaaaaaaaaang
    ohhh wow i cant belive that
    why would he do such a thing?!?!?!!?
    hes crazy
    and about some girl who stabed another student?!?!?
    whats up with that?
    dang some crazy things are happening!!!

  • has seomthing to do with the lack of violence censorship in japan me thinks

    • your a fucking tool, censorship is horrible, plus you can censor whatever you want, it wont stop people from watching violent things and playing violent games. its like the drug laws in america, they started prohibition, then the amount of people using drugs doubled… lol

      • What's horrible about censorship? Sounds like something a 5 year old would say. Violent games shouldnt even exist to be honest, there is absolutely no need for it when you really think about it.

        • That you're an adult and should generally be in control of what you can and can't do; especially when you aren't harming anyone?

          Steve-o isn't well spoken, but I believe he's basically right. Is there anything in your life that is not crucial to the continued existence of humanity? I bet there is. Would you be willing to get of rid it, just because? Part of being a decent human, imo, is defending things that you don't necessarily care for that are not harmful to anyone else. Because it matters to other people.

          I honestly think there is 'absolutely no need for' religion anymore in this world, but I still respect the freedom to believe in whatever myth people want. Praise be to Allah, Zeus, Loki, Oni, and so on.

  • don't blame hip-hop…

  • It's probably all the violent manga.

  • theres no evident. wheres the link? wheres the pic

  • cut the kid slack! he might not be able to watch music DVDs again for the next 20 years

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