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Boy kills his grandfather with a blanket after being told to find a job

By Mason White 3:36 PM January 25, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A boy was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his grandfather because he told him to find a job, police in Japan said.

Saitama Police said that they arrested the 17-year-old boy on Thursday, after being accused of killing his 73-year-old grandfather by suffocating him with a blanket.

According to the police investigation, around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, and argument broke out between the boy, who was not identified, and his grandfather.

The boy showed up at a police station around 7:00 p.m., and confessed to killing his grandfather. Police said that officers found the dead body of the grandfather wrapped in a blanket in his bedroom.

Detectives believe that the boy choked his grandfather to death. During questioning, the boy told police that he was angry with his grandfather because he told him to get a job.