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2 children found dead, mother wounded in Gunma home

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A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were found stabbed to death at their home in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, on Thursday. Their 38-year-old mother was also stabbed and remains unconscious in hospital, police said.

According to police, a man called 110 at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday and said that his wife and their two sons were lying on the floor of the living room at their house, bleeding from wounds, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police rushed to the scene and found the two children, each with stab wounds to the chest. They were declared dead at the scene.

The children’s mother was nearby, bleeding from a knife wound to the stomach, which police believe were self-inflicted. A blood-stained knife was nearby on the floor.

Police said the woman’s husband, who called them, found his wife and the children when he returned home. There were no signs that anyone had broken into the house. Police said they will wait until the woman recovers before questioning her.

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Second one in two days. Japan really needs to wake up to it’s murderous-suicidal mothers.

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Those poor boys.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Another despicable child-killer woman. If she survives, may she be hung. Unforgivable to kill two innocent children. They had their whole lives ahead of them.

Rest in Peace to the poor kids.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Underlying mental issues.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Lacking details? Killed by husband/father? Killed by mother? Killed by another family member? Killed by a stranger?

A very tragic sad case especially for young children to die in such a brutal way.

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Lacking details? Killed by husband/father? Killed by mother? Killed by another family member? Killed by a stranger?

The mother's wound was self inflicted yet your first thought was killed by husband!. Jeez, check your indoctrination at the door.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

It’s only believed the mother stabbed herself. Still early days on the facts.

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Second one in two days. Japan really needs to wake up to it’s murderous-suicidal mothers.

"second in two days", what a pathetic comment..

Murder suicides happens in all the world and everyday..

Cut the dorama..

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Are we going to blame this one on postpartum depression too?

7 years after the birth of the last child?

Poor sad mother?

No?

Coward. Selfish. Murderer.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

And, another one. These sick people need to start in the reverse order. Kill yourself first, if life is so bad, and save the others. Disgusting human being. Remember, the death penalty in Japan warrants that the killer murder two people. Mom has done that. Instead, I bet she gets two years, if that.

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Assuming the wife killed her kids and tried to killer herself, how does the husband start the next conversation with her? How to destroy a family in one fell swoop.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

(oops) tried to kill herself

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Often a last desperate message to the ‘lost’ husband who has not treated her kindly and will not listen to her.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

This is a sad story. Love each other people.

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Those kids must have screamed in fear and pain as their lives were taken away by their own blade wielding psycho mom. Why are there so many unpredictable lunatic moms in Japan. What do they gain by doing this...

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If it was the mother that did this to those poor kids she needs to spend eternity behind bars.

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An unfortunate situation, made worse by the National stigma towards mental illnesses that prevent many from getting help early, before incidents like these occur.

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So sick and twisted. Why would anyone do that to a child, let alone their own children???

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An island nation the size of California with half the population of the US ... of course we're going to read about disturbing crimes. What should surprise us is that it's not worse than it is.

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Well, I am impressed with JT. I commend you for showing care with your words when covering cases of suspected self-inflicted death. Research has shown care with language can prevent copy-cat incidences.

It probably just a coincidence that I sent a message to JT specifically appealing to do this yesterday but I hope it continues.

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GaijinjlandToday  09:35 am JST

So sick and twisted. Why would anyone do that to a child, let alone their own children???

The power of egocentric conditioning of the mind. We are all capable of such atrocities, luckily most of us do not succumb to those evil voices in the head.

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I just don't understand it, why would someone wants to harm or kill his own kids because he or she feel like dying?

I can't comprehend this $hit.

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