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Father Kills Son with Spear In Quarrel

October 25, 1996

TOKYO (AP) _ A father angered over his son’s alleged abuse of his grandmother killed the son with a spear in southwestern Japan early Friday.

The predawn killing occurred at the home of the grandmother, Mei Furukawa, in Kitakyushu, a city on Kyushu, about 500 miles southwest of Tokyo.

Mrs. Furukawa called police after her son and grandson started quarreling, a local police spokesman said on condition of anonymity.

Police arrived to find the son dead after being speared in the chest, and arrested the father, Hisaaki Furukawa, 45.

Mr. Furukawa told investigators he stabbed his son, Takashi, 25, with the 40-inch spear in anger over his son’s repeated abuse of his grandmother, the spokesman said.

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