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Police in Wakayama, Japan, suspect that Kenichi Fujitaki brainwashed his adopted son into killing himself so that he could claim an insurance payout of 25 million yen on a car (approximately $230,000), the Mainichi Shimbun reports. In addition to convincing the suicidal Hiroshi Umino to drive Fujitaki’s car off a cliff and into the sea, Fujitaki is said to have opened the window just enough to ensure a steady flow of water into the vehicle, but not enough to allow Umino to escape if he were to have had second thoughts.

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