Grandparents targeted for murder because others might run: Chiba teen
Japan Times -- Dec 28
A teenager from Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture, under arrest after allegedly killing his grandparents said he was ready to kill anyone but picked family members because someone else might run away, police said Monday.

"I wanted to kill anybody, even a passer-by," police quoted the 17-year-old as saying.

"Now, on second thought I've done something terrible. I really regret it," he allegedly said during interrogation.

The high school student, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was arrested after he turned himself in Saturday evening, saying he had killed his grandmother, 64, and grandfather, 67.

He was initially arrested for the alleged murder of his grandmother only, but the Chiba Prefectural Police are investigating the case on suspicion of double murder.

They handed the teen's case over to the prosecutors Monday morning.

According to the police, the teen has confessed to killing both grandparents at around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The police speculate he used a spare set of keys in his possession to enter their house when the couple were asleep.

The bodies of the couple, who were dressed in pajamas, bore stab wounds, and their heads appeared to have been beaten repeatedly with a blunt instrument.

千葉県君津市で、「祖父母を殺害した」と自首して逮捕された17歳の少年が「通行人で­も殺そうと考えたが、逃げられると思って身内にした」と供述していることが分かりまし­た。 高校2年生の少年は23日、君津市内の住宅で、祖母の頭を刃物で刺すなどして殺害した­疑いで28日朝に送検されました。
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