Japanese teen nabbed for killing father with axe


TOKYO — A 16-year-old Japanese girl was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of killing her father with an axe while he was asleep, police and media reports said. “Officers found the victim at his house. His 16-year-old daughter had blood stains on her clothes and admitted to killing her father,” a police spokesman said after the incident early Tuesday in the western city of Kyoto.

The man, a police officer, is believed to have died instantly from a deep cut in his neck, local media reported. “I killed my dad with a hand-axe. I hated my dad,” she told police, Jiji Press reported.