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Father chokes his son because he wanted to be free to marry another woman

By Mason White 1:34 PM July 2, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A father was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill his son by strangulation, police in Japan said.

Sapporo police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Tsubasa Suzuki, after being accused of trying to strangle his 9-year-old son in his car.

According to the police investigation, Suzuki, a divorced father of one child, was waiting in his car for his son outside school on Monday afternoon.

Around 3:00 p.m., the father persuaded his son (, who lives with his mother,) to get into his car. On the way home, Suzuki stopped the car on the side of the road and began choking his son.

Luckily, the father had second thoughts and let his son go. The boy suffered minor injuries.

During questioning, Suzuki told police that the child and his mother were obstacles for him to marry another woman and he wanted both out of the way.