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Sunday, 15 April, 2001, 04:11 GMT 05:11 UK
Boy, 11, kills mother

Police in Japan are reported to be holding an eleven-year-old boy on suspicion of killing his mother.

A police spokesman said the boy had admitted stabbing her to death after she told him off for trying to commit suicide.

He'd apparently felt lonely after starting a new school where he didn't have any friends.

The police said the boy had turned himself in and confessed to the crime.

But he won't face any charges because the minimum age for prosecution in Japan is fourteen.

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