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Son Charged With Breaking Father’s Neck After Argument

November 30, 1995

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) _ In his high school yearbook, Reiko Imazaki apologized for not becoming all that his father wanted him to be.

``Dad _ I didn’t mess up like U said & I’m not a failure, but I always tried 2 make U proud,″ Imazaki wrote in 1993. ``I’m sorry I didn’t. I wish we could B friends like we used 2, but I still love U.″

Two years later, the former high school wrestling star is charged with killing his father, Hiroshi, by breaking his neck.

Police said the two argued on Saturday, then Imazaki, 20, locked his 51-year-old father in a grip, told him he loved him and killed him.

Imazaki hid the body under a blanket in a bedroom while he played pool with a friend, police said. His younger brother discovered it four hours later, and the brothers called their high school wrestling coach, who notified police.

Imazaki was jailed without bail.

The brothers lived alone with their father in the quiet town of Greenburgh since the death of their mother in 1988. Police said Imazaki had been treated for mental problems, but would not release further details.

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