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21-year-old woman arrested over father’s murder

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Police in Tokyo on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her father.

According to police, Kurumi Kamata has admitted to stabbing her father, who was in his 50s, at their apartment in Setagaya Ward at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Fuji TV reported. Kamata ran out onto the street and said she had stabbed someone. A neighbor called 110. Police found Kamata on the street 15 minutes later about one kilometer from her apartment.

Police found the body of Kamata’s father, bleeding from knife wounds to his chest and back. He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Police said Kamata, who lived alone with her father, told them she had been on the receiving end of physical and verbal abuse from him for months.

Police said that earlier this month, Kamata had called them to consult with them about her father’s abusive behavior toward her. Police then met with Kamata and her father separately and issued a verbal warning to him.

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This is very unusual in my recollection.

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Unless he was actually attacking her when she stabbed him, her actions are not justified. She should have just left. But the judge will 'understand' and she will get a suspended sentence.

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Unless he was actually attacking her when she stabbed him, 

Yeah, what are the chances of that?

Police said Kamata, who lived alone with her father, told them she had been on the receiving end of physical and verbal abuse from him for months... earlier this month, Kamata had called them to consult with them about her father’s abusive behavior toward her.

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Ummmm maybe try moving out first?

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Ummmm maybe try moving out first?

On whose coin?

You must not live in Japan, if you think a 21-year-old can afford to rent her own place, complete with guarantor.

Or do you think she would be safer becoming homeless?

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Ummmm maybe try moving out first?

Yeah, why don't you try it! Try finding an apartment with the help of an abusive parents at age 21. See how that works out! He was just a bully who wasn't happy and perhaps took it out on this young woman maybe because "he didn't like her attitude towards life!" I've read about it too many times here on this site and dealt with it twice in my field of work.

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So that makes it OK for her to stab him rather than go to a shelter, or move in to a dorm or any of the other options available does it?

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@kniknakknocker - were those options available to her? A dorm? What dorm? A shelter? Where?

Have you read the story about the girl who was turned away from a shelter at 3am recently? How do you know she didn't have the same experience? She went to the police, they did nothing.

You are angry at someone for killing in self-defense, yet not a word about the abuse she suffered, or consideration - since you like to speculate - that her father could have killed her if she hadn't protected herself.

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