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2 yakuza members arrested over attempted murder

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Police in Kobe said Sunday that two members of a yakuza gang have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

According to police, the two suspects — Tatsuya Miura, 44, and Shigetoshi Miyauchi, 52 — belong to the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, Fuji TV reported. The two men are accused of attacking a 44-year-old male acquaintance in July by spraying a substance on his face and then slashing him several times with a knife. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Police said the attack was apparently caused by trouble over a woman

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Women! Hmmph, nothing but trouble.

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trouble over a woman

that's what I want to know. The motive! The real story!

What trouble?!

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that's what I want to know. The motive! The real story!

What trouble?!

It might have something to do with "the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees," as the old song goes.

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"The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said." Then it wasn't attempted murder, it was aggravated assault.

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The intent defines attempted murder, not the ineptitude of the assailants.

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If injuries were life threatening it would be frustrated murder

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"Police said the attack was apparently caused by trouble over a woman."

Why? Was she a prostitute?

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"The intent defines attempted murder, not the ineptitude of the assailants."

Since they apparently slashed instead of stabbed, it's unlikely that it was a murder attempt. But we don't know their intent either way.

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Depends on where the slashing took place...

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