Where murder has become a family affair

Is ‘saving a relative from embarrassment’ a plausible motive for murder? In Japan, a country where most murders are committed by family members, the answer may be ‘yes’

Tokyo, October 23, 2018 5:14 PM (UTC+8)
Family members were responsible for more than half of all murders in Japan in 2016. Image: iStock
Family members were responsible for more than half of all murders in Japan in 2016. Image: iStock
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