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14-year-old boy pours bleach into mother’s coffee because she criticized him for shoplifting

By Mason White 6:51 PM November 11, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly pouring bleach into his mother’s coffee because she criticized him for shoplifting, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested the 14-year-old boy after being accused of adding bleach to a bottle of ice coffee that belonged to his mother.

According to the police investigation, the mother placed the bottle of ice coffee in the fridge before going to bed. The boy went to the fridge, took out the bottle and poured bleach into it.

The following morning, the mother drank some of the coffee and vomited. She went to the hospital, where she was treated for poisoning for a week.

The child told investigators that he wanted to kill his mother because she did not like his personality. She also criticized him for being a criminal.

The boy was recently caught shoplifting.