The Chiba Family Court has sent a a 19-year-old girl to a juvenile reformatory for stabbing her high school classmate in February. The attempted murder that left a third-year female student in critical condition occurred in February at Musashino Academia Musicae High School in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture.
After an unspecified time, the girl will be transferred to a juvenile correction center and enrolled in treatment programs, Sankei Shimbun reported. Presiding judge Noriaki Kikuchi pointed out in his ruling that the defendant “resented the victim after she revealed she was dating a man.” He added, “In addition to demonstrating a strong intent to murder, the defendant]exhibited no hesitation in the malicious stabbing.”
Regarding the girl’s psychological state, the judge ruled that “correctional education is necessary to prevent a reoccurrence of delinquent behavior.”
The girl reportedly suffers chronic emotional stress from a feeling of failure to become well-adjusted to society.
According to court documents, the defendant (then 18) stabbed her 18-year-old classmate in the school nurse’s office just past noon on Feb 6. The office was unoccupied at the time. A teacher heard screams coming from the nurse’s office found the victim collapsed on the floor while the suspect was standing by her with a knife in her hand.
The victim recovered from her wound.
The case was later transferred from the family court in Saitama to Chiba Prefecture.© Japan Today