In Taiwan a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly cutting his mother’s throat after she refused to give him money.
The police say the boy’s surname is Hsiang.
Hsiang and a friend punched Hsiang’s mother repeatedly in the head, knocking her unconscious before killing her.
The police said Hsiang is the only child, and that his devoted mother lavished money and gifts on him.
Hsiang became angry when his mother refused to give him NT$60,000 (about £1,300), which he wanted to buy a bag for his girlfriend.
He told police his plan was to knock his mother unconscious and take her money.
Then he thought better: “I thought she might create trouble for me later, so I decided to kill her.”
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