3 youths arrested for bludgeoning mother of female friend


Police said Thursday they have arrested three youths for attempted murder in Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture. The three, all 18, allegedly used a hammer to bludgeon the mother of the girlfriend of one of the boys on Wednesday.

Police said the three struck the woman in the head several dozen times, caving in part of her skull with the blows.

According to a TV Asahi report, the boys had apparently been waiting in the woman’s home, and attacked her when she returned from working at a part-time job at about 5 p.m. Despite severe head trauma, the woman managed to escape to a nearby office building and call the police. The boys were still in the woman’s home when police arrived, and were arrested immediately.

One of the boys confessed that they had intended to kill the woman, but gave no apparent motive, TV Asahi reported.

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Wow. I hope she recovers. And I hope these punks never see the light of day again. Where was the daughter during all this? Did she help set it up?

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Question the girlfriend/daughter....I'm predicting that she gave the go sign.

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Whats wrong with these people anyway? why did they do something inhuman like that?

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The three boys are excellent candidates for execution.

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Sad part is that the worst they'll get is a minimum two year stint in juvie for (premeditated) attempted murder and assault. I hope, but seriously doubt, they get charged as adults.

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Maybe high on drugs?

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Los Saitama is back!

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What a cowardly vicious attack these 3 carried out on this woman, she was lucky to escape with her life. Where was her daughter when the attack took place?

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the best part is that these idiots stayed in the apartment where the crime took place.

on another note, their parents should also be imprisoned. how could they raise such callous children? the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, me thinks.

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Young Punks, the youth of today have lost all sense of morale fibre and respect, not all youths but many.

Society is fast tracking down hill. Most youth get upto mischief but trying to kill your friends girlfriends mom with 2 of your mates and a hammer? c'mon what's wrong with you man?

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This is awfully disturbing and it doesn't make any sense to me. Neither the method for killing nor the fact that they stayed and waited nor that they admitted that they wanted to maim and kill. And what about the daughter? Either she is pretty sick for having friends try to kill her mother or she will feel pretty sick now, because of the damage and pain she has caused.

The story is incomplete and extremely disturbing...

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@trinklets2...why go there? Some people are just any state of mind

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How about a chain gang formed for people like this and send them up North to clean garbage. They do that in Florida and it keeps the roads nice looking.

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Saitama is back with a vengence!

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Morons... why would you stay there and let the police come?... obviously these kids are stupid... I blame the parents for not teaching them anything.

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It could be the mom forbade the daughter to continue seeing one of the boys and so they decided to take it into their own hands for what she decided for the daughter.

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Saitama, im not must be something in the water there.

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Lets see Saitama prefecture is what like 3-4 times the area of Tokyo prefecture(not town/23 wards) and many people working in Tokyo commute from there.

So not surprising.

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Sounds a lot like initiation to me. Do their time, prove loyalty, and get out to receive their underworld entry card. These youths are animals and they will be out in no time. Not sure they deserve to die, but a good hobbling might teach them a lesson. Then, send them up north to start cleaning up the contaminated areas.

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what if....what if this was the mother who had prostituted her daughter?

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3 dudes and 1 girl. mother comes home and flips out at what is transpiring. She threatens to call the police and then they bludgeoned her. She escaped and they stayed to finish. Their little brains had absorbed all the blood so they could n't make any rational decisions. Of course I'm speculating or am I? Ha ha ha ha!

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Agree with others. It doesn't make sense. Why stay there in the apartment knowing the police will be banging down the door soon? A tide of guilt swept over them after the fact? Or maybe the mother whacked a few of their heads before being attacked herself? It's a bit bizarre.

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Hammer? Caved her head in? Still alive?

Wow. The mother is a fighter. I hope she make a full recovery. And has for the teens,...well...let's just say, what I'm imagining isn't very pleasant.

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" Morons... why would you stay there and let the police come? "

Nowhere to run. And besides, being "youths", they´ll get away with a tap on the wrist.

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well well its hammer time again....cant touch this...

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I (HEART) Saitama! Most disturbing news stories come from there...

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I just love our our Florida JapanGal! Good idea about that chain gang, but make clean up the Dai Ichi nuclear power plant.

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Seems like society is slipping into nihilism.

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Same thing happened in my neighborhood in the US back in the 80's. Boyfriend was older and on drugs, parents forbid the daughter from seeing him, girl asked him to kill her parents. He told his friends they would split the insurance money. Dad died, mom survived. Girl spent 4 years in juvy, boyfriend and his buddy got life.

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Youths? Where I come from 18 is an adult and sent to grown up court. Shame Japan won't change their 20 to 18 and try these kids for the animals they are.

Indeed, find the daughter. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest a single mom working her butt off with a princess daughter. Mom didn't like the boyfriend, told daughter to stop, daughter told boyfriend and well, hammering begins. Could be wrong but willing to place my bets.

As for kicking around, come on guys, not exactly the smartest 18 year olds, are they? Not a shock they hung out. Probably thought she would keel over and not tell anyone.

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HANG these 3 thugs... or better yet get a hammer and nail these 3 the exact same way, 100 times more!

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seriously wtf? no motive & they stay in the house after the crime. i really dont understand what rattles around in some peoples heads in this country.

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the answer is the same as dozens of other similar cases. if you don't get it, maybe you need to interact a little more with the locals. and by locals, I don't just mean your eikaiwa students.

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well Saitama is the armpit of Japan.

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I can't imagine anything that would justify what those juveniles did to the mother. It's pretty sickening and saddening to hear news like this. I doubt that there are many people out there who have not had dark thoughts about their parents when they were really angry and upset, but I'm sure those thoughts are fleeting. To actually put something like that into motion is just mind blowing. Although there is no information in this story about the daughter's part in this mad scheme, I imagine that she is involved in some way (even if it she didn't endorse anything).

It's another sad day for Japan.

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Try them as adults and give them life in prison.

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Ah...Saitama. Working-class crime and related problems that could almost rival that Osaka joint! Let's just hope all of them spend many, many years in "The Big House". 30 years would be about right. Hope the poor lady recovers from this thuggish attack.

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I don't know what happened??/ Maybe the mother said something to the daughter or disciplined the daughter or told the daughter don't meet the dangerous boyfriend anymore.

I can't speculate but i hope the mother doesn't have a diasabilty from this.

working part time and coming home to get assaulted in her own home ????? Wat the fock ?

I can't say anything about this. So, where is her daughter ? what was she doing when her mother was attacked.

The teenagers need psychological counseling, jail time if the judge imposes it on them and extensive rehabilitation.

Im not a justice minster. I can't say anything. I am sorry for the mother.

I hope she is not brain damaged and i hope she a resume her life. Her daughter should support her financially for the rest of her life.

This is a sad.

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They were probably waiting for the Mother to come back home so as to finish her off. My guess is either the girl broke up with the guy and used her mother as a excuse or the girl complained about her mother to the guy in order to have him do something like this. Either way the girl is definitely a factor in this occurrence.

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those 3 thugs are lucky i am not in Japan right now.... if i was..... you don't even want to know. T~T

that poor woman! if it were up to me i'd probably force the parents of those 3 monsters to pay for her hopsital bill, medical compensation for the next several years. ( it will take her a long time to recover if she lives with the sustained inuries ( i put a big emphasis on IF) based on the article, death is not unlikely. just pray she makes it people.) on top of the standard fees to ensure she can afford the hospital and all required to keep her going. i think a MINIMUM of 50 million yen. seeing as her injuries will absolutely keep her from work, she needs to be able to support herself and her daughter until she recovers.

i think at max of at least 100-300 million yen

if my math is correct, this is between 900,000-3,000,000 U.S dollars when converted to yen

good luck you poor brave woman ='(

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Ouch! What happened to these kids?

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Sounds like the story of Goldilocks & The Three Bears, with a twist. What was the motive, I am inclining towards money.

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Just below this we have a story of a mother prostituting her daughter for years. Why does everyone assume this mother was weak and innocent? Best not to assume anything, as really, anything is possible.

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"It was the booze Your Honor."

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