Yua Funato is seen in this image taken from the Facebook page of her mother Yuri Funato.

11-year term prison sought for mother over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter


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Should be double that at least. Here's hoping she rots for 11years though

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It is important to understand that people who are desperate or insane enough to abuse (their own) children would never consider something like a prison/capital punishment to be a deterrent. It happens on a whim, a spike of negative emotions, or has long become trivial for the culprit to even think about whether it is bad and what it means for the culprit (the abuser). This all prison-ing for abusers is really not a solution and does not affect the issue significantly. The only plus is that the people who keep reading these news become more aware and one day the mass will push through solid, necessary legislative to protect children and their to-be abusers, but right now this is just a seemingly never-ending cycle. The problematic is without a doubt more complex andprofound, both culturally, legally and philosophically, than the average "user" of this news outlet can handle with their mind. "LAYLA LEYLA DEDLEE DEE, Bring me rope and find me tree". And still the children are suffering.

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Perfect candidate for Eugenics, she should never be allowed to have children plus the 11 year prison term with psychiatric treatment.

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She is only sorry she was caught.

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The laws in Japan show that Life is not important because you can be reborn. This is instilled into the people. But this is not Om Mani Padme Hung.

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That photo always brings tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful, happy girl, not yet knowing the horrors waiting for her. Locked outside on Christmas morning...it makes me weep. RIP little one.

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Lock both of these monsters up and throw away the key.

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Hug your children and tell them you love them.

If you do not have children hug your friends and family and tell them.

Let your love shine in Yua's memory.

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Sweet headline. 11-year Term Prison.

Hey Judge: Don't make it a suspended sentence, whatever it is.

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1: Give them both a brutal sentence.

2: Publicize it nationwide and get the message out to would be child abusers.......'Lay an abusive finger on a child and you will rot in jail for a looong time'.

3: Provide mandatory state sponsored child raising training for young parents at the local community center, health center, etc.

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I would be satisfied if the laws were changed so that any adult convicted of murdering any child automatically got a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

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Increase funding for women's shelters and support and access of support for victims of domestic violence.

Young single mother, low self-esteem, probably low educational abilities, indebted to controlling violent second husband/boyfriend.

Japanese society is not so liberal when it comes to second and later marriages, it's not so easy for women to reach out; too little support, too many other factors like shame and face involved.

Unless you've had direct experience of women in such relationships, it's hard to understand.

The Asahi covers the story in more detail.


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