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19-year-old mother arrested after car crash kills 1-year-old son

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Police in Fukuoka have arrested a 19-year-old mother for vehicular manslaughter after she crashed her car, killing her 1-year-old son. Her 23-year-old husband was also injured in the crash.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 a.m. Friday in the city's Nishi Ward. NTV quoted police as saying the family of three were in a car being driven by the woman when it accelerated and slammed into a traffic light pole.

Police said the boy, who was sitting in a child seat in the back, suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at hospital. The woman's husband, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, suffered a fracture in his lower back, while the woman sustained only minor injuries.

Police quoted the woman, who is a student, as saying, "My husband had betrayed me. So I thought I would kill us all at one time, and so at that stoplight, I decided to slam on the accelerator and end our lives."

Police said the family was on their way to the husband's relatives after an argument.

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Crazy.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Mental issues obviously undiagnosed..period.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Sadly, when the dust clears from this woman's head she is going to be in a far worse mental state than when she thought it would be a good idea to crash the car. She's alive and as long as she's alive she's going to have to live with the fact she killed her innocent one year old son. That in its self will be the hardest punishment she'll have to deal with, jail will only give her more time to suffer the thought of killing her son.

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@ KnowBetter - Sad, I agree, but likely she will rationalize and blame the husband for the child's death. Doubtless the husband will mourn the loss of his child, but now he's free to start over.

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19 years old in Japan is still a minor, so will she just get a slap on the wrist because she is still NOT an adult and could not think properly and she smashed the car into a light pole on PURPOSE?? RIP little baby born to a messed up family down in Fukuoka, and real smart, having a huge argument and driving to the grandpas home at 4 am!! Idiots!!

-2 ( +9 / -10 )

So if we do the math correctly, she became pregnant while in high school, maybe even as a ninensei. Shame on the guy who was an adult and should have known better.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

sensei ,get real,,,,who cares when she open her legs,,,,no shame on the guy

-12 ( +3 / -14 )

knowbetter woud be right if she was a normal thinking human being, but as a sociopath, I seriously doubt she will feel anything.

-4 ( +3 / -6 )

So you don't see a problem with that? If a 21 year old guy wanted to date my 17 year old daughter, I'd be cleaning my shotgun every time he stopped by.

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So sad. Look take yourself out. Not your kids.

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She was likely a night school student who may or may not have even lived at home. I teach these night schools and some girls being their babies to school if they can't find someone to watch them. The parents have little control over them. They work days and go to school or many girls go to school and then go to work at 2300 until morning.... Or she could have been not in school at all. You're only required to go through JHS in Japan.

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She said that her husband had betrayed her so she decided to kill all of them. It is said that mothers here believe their children are their own possessions. A 19 year old mother screaming bloody murder behind the wheel and flooring the gas pedal presents a danger to other drivers as well as her family. Lucky it wasn't a head on collision with another vehicle.

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Bat crazy stupid! Such a waste of so many lives.

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crazy! she has mental issue

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

How awful. That poor family. One of my former classmates back home killed her fiance in the same way ... huge argument in the car while he was driving, she lost her mind, grabbed the steering wheel and crashed the car into a pole. She was only 19, too. Young people can be very impulsive.

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Death is cheaper than divorce, I supposes. What a nutcase! Her pathetic emotional revenge only served to kill the innocent baby. However, I'm sure heaven is a better place than having to live his life with this trucking psycho batch!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Vehicular manslaughter seems like a strange charge. If your intention is to kill someone and you succeed, I'm pretty sure that's what they call murder.

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Whilst the 19 year old's actions are truely reprehensible and she should go to prison for a long time for doing this, noone has any idea what her husband's role was in all this. I severely doubt he is blameless. An older man, getting a 17/18 year old pregnant, then having such a bad fight with her, she becomes so distressed she thinks her only way out was this destructive act, he has to take at least some of the blame. Poor child.

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a poor family and especially the kid, it is quite sad and dangerous that the people consider suicide is the solution for their problem. The youngsters should share their problems with their parents with elders and with friends, and should seek for a peaceful solutions.

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@sensei258:

So if we do the math correctly, she became pregnant while in high school,

You do realize high school is not mandatory in Japan?

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An older man, getting a 17/18 year old pregnant, then having such a bad fight with her, she becomes so distressed she thinks her only way out was this destructive act, he has to take at least some of the blame. Poor child.

First of all, I wouldn't consider someone 4 years older as an "older man" Yes she is a very a very young mother (maybe even too young), but its not uncommon for a 19 year old to be married to a 23 year old.

Secondly, whatever he did, how ever hideous actions may have been, its not excuse for her to take anyone"s life over, and he definitely shouldn't have to share responsibility for murder. That's solely her issue and should be put away for a very very long time for that.

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This young mother did not commit man slaughter She commited murder in the FIRST DEGREE and atempted MURDER no dought she decided to kill her husdban, even if may be a Grade A ass whole and her baby son, makes no defferance, if she used a car or a knife it is still MURDER!

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@LaWren

noone has any idea what her husband's role was in all this. I severely doubt he is blameless.

I have to agree... 19 is a bit too young to have enough experience of "life in general" to be judged... Who knows what the husband did to bring this on ? He may be perfectly innocent but who REALLY knows what happened ? Disillusioned at 19, with a baby to take care of, I'm not sure I wouldn't have done the same thing - except for the fact I left my family when I was 18 to be "independent" and never looked back - meaning that I already had quite a lot of experience at 19 (efore finally getting married at 28). This is NOT to excuse what she did but maybe just help to explain it...

Just imagine, if he was already cheating on her, I TOO would be scared for my child's sake if not for my own. "Where's daddy ?" would really put me in a spot if the reply was "with his girlfriend..."

We don't really know the whole story and "desperate situations" sometimes call for "desperate remedies"...

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@ techall - Is the real issue her grade or her age?

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LaWren , noone has any idea what her husband's role was in all this.

Well , I know few cases that the husband is neglecting his financial support to the family , spending all the money on Pachinko and games leaving the family starving to pay for rental , food , schooling , medical care ...etc , and that is the main reason for most family problems in Japan

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What was she thinking!? I mean, if you're going to take everyone out, at least drive the car into a lake, not slam it into a light pole.

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This isn't manslaughter... It's attempted MURDER!!!!

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What a selfish woman!!! RIP little one...

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Ironic how that one worked out.

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We don't really know the whole story and "desperate situations" sometimes call for "desperate remedies"...

killing your own child is what you consider a "desperate remedy"?...REALLY??

I'm afraid of you and your state of mind if you honestly think what she did was acceptable

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