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19-year-old man in Nagano believed killed by aunt's ex-boyfriend


A 19-year-old man in Iida, Nagano Prefecture, who was found dead on Saturday night, may have been the victim of his aunt's abusive ex-boyfriend, police said Monday.

According to police, the ex-boyfriend of the woman in her 30s threatened to burn down her house if she refused to get back together with him. Last Tuesday, the woman consulted police who warned the man to leave her alone.

Fuji TV reported that the woman called police again at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, saying she and her child had been forcibly taken from their home by the man, but that they had escaped at a convenience store. Police picked them and took them back home where they found the body of the woman's nephew, identified as Jun Kashimada, on Saturday night. The boy, who lived with his aunt, had been stabbed to death, Fuji quoted police as saying.

On Sunday morning, the wanted man's car was found in a forest 20 km from the woman's house. The driver, identified as the woman's ex-boyfriend, was dead, apparently from some sort of gas, police told media.

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police = useless

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Add yet another death to the list of deaths that could have been prevented if the police had actually done their jobs in the first place.

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Jpolice are useless here. They wont do anything unless someone dies, or there is an incident, and then all they have to do is to have one of the higher ups apologize publicly, and that's it.

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To be honest I don`t think the police are useless, as they are bound by the laws that govern them. From what I understand, in this country, they have very little power as to what they can do against such people as this ex-boyfriend. The real problem lies with the laws, they need to be fixed first.

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Well then, today's in-family murder is pretty bizarre, isn't it? Why this wack-job wasn't behind bars for kidnapping, death threats and harassment is beyond me?

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Same old story from the JT posters...jump on the police. If the police acted upon 99% of all threats and couldn't get to this, they're incapable of doing they're jobs. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Poor lad... killed by the coward who eventually topped himself.

Why is it that some guys just can't accept that a relationship is over? You can't get what you want through threats and force... and to murder the woman's nephew to make a point shows how far down the evolutionary ladder this w@nker had fallen!

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To be honest I don`t think the police are useless, as they are bound by the laws that govern them.

Hmmm, but there are plenty of laws that are on the statute that they still consistently fail to enforce, are there not?

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To those complaining about the police "inaction", think LONG and HARD about what it is you're complaining about. One person goes to the police and CLAIMS someone else threatened them. There are apparently some here who think that alone is grounds for throwing someone in jail. What a sweet life THAT would be! If anybody pisses me off, I just go to the police and say they threatened me. BAM! They're in jail and I'm having to deal with one less pain in the neck. As for the person in jail, good luck proving something like a threat DIDN'T happen. The only drawback is that the jails would be filled within days of such a policy being enacted.

Seems to me that the police did exactly what they could possibly do in this case. After the first complaint, let the suspect know that they're aware of him and that he should just chill. After the call regarding the kidnapping, they started looking for the boyfriend because now they had more justification to bring him in for questioning, but he had already commited the murder.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Knife. NKA to blame?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Some mysterious gas???? Have you though of Carbon Monoxide or other poisonous gasses. What if this was not a suicide by the man but a murder by someone wanting revenge for what he did to the boy

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