A 15-year-old boy was arrested on June 23 for the fatal stabbing of his 17-year-old brother. "I killed my brother," he said when officers arrived at the Fukuoka apartment and found the boy holding a bloodstained knife.
The older boy was first attacked in the family's apartment then killed in a in a neighbor's flat on the same floor where he ran to get help.
According to neighbors the victim had been abusive to his brother for years. Earlier that day, the older brother allegedly hit the younger boy on the head and shoulder with a saw.