Via Mainichi News:
CHIBA — A junior high school boy has been arrested for stabbing a high school boy after burgling the victim’s home, police said.
The 14-year-old, third-year junior high school student, stands accused of attempted murder and violating the Firearms and Swords Control Law. He admitted during questioning that he had murderous intent.
“He spotted me sneaking into his house, so I thought I had to kill him so I wouldn’t get found out,” he was quoted as telling investigators.
The boy stabbed the 17-year-old victim in the head and back with a kitchen knife on the premises of an auto repair garage in Wakaba-ku, Chiba, at about 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, local police said. The suspect and victim were acquainted with each other. (Mainichi)
Oh wow, this recent spate of deadly teenage crime is really getting out of hand. Is it merely coincidences or a sign of things to come in Japan? Let’s hope for the best.
P.S. I just noticed that in the three cases up to now, the perpetrators are getting younger and younger. Axe-tan was 16, Axe-kun was 15 and now, Knife-san is 14. I reeeeaaaaaalllllly hope I don’t see a seventh or eighth case was the same pattern. 6 year olds running around with sharp objects are not funny.