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3 men arrested for causing injury resulting in death after pushing man into river

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Police in Okayama City have arrested three men on suspicion of causing a 27-year-old man’s death after they pushed into a river where he drowned.

Police said the three men initially told police that Yuta Mizuuchi suddenly jumped into the Yoshii River while talking with them at around 10:30 p.m. on Sept 25, Kyodo News reported. Mizuochi drowned and his death was initially ruled a suicide.

However, one of the suspects confessed to “pushing [the victim] ourselves” and turned himself in on October 20. This confession led police to re-open their investigation into Mizuuchi’s death.

The three suspects are accused of forcing Mizuuchi, whom they knew, to stand on the riverbank and they then pushed him into the water where he drowned.

Police believe the incident was part of a bullying campaign against Mizuuchi. Prior to the incident, the three suspects and another man were arrested on assault charges after forcibly cutting Mizuuchi’s hair with scissors. But the Okayama District Public Prosecutors Office released the men.

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One of them found a conscience. The other two should get longer sentences for that simple fact alone.

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Yes, that’s right, he should be given a little bonus , let’s say a third less, for having brought the whole crime to light.

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...and they then pushed him into the water to drown. 

It should probably read, "pushed him into the water, causing him to drown." It's highly doubtful they pushed him in specifically to drown.

Prior to the incident, the three suspects and another man were arrested on assault charges after forcibly cutting Mizuuchi’s hair with scissors. But the Okayama District Public Prosecutors Office released the men.

Another example of how bullying appears to be accepted behavior in this country.

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Time to spend inside a prison thinking about what they did.

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I understand group responsibility. Nevertheless, I wonder if they all pushed him, or just one guy pushed him, and I wonder if they all intended for him to fall into the water. I also wonder if they were Yakuza.

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Three lowlifes. Throw the book at them!

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Just think, if the one perpetrator had not fessed up, the J-police would have been totally happy to close the case as a suicide. I swear, Japan must be one of the easiest countries to get away with murder; the police certainly won't stand in your way!

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Just think, if the one perpetrator had not fessed up, the J-police would have been totally happy to close the case as a suicide.

So, you're of the opinion they should have arrested these guys with no evidence, based on the fact that this guy was dead? Unless you have something to show that the police ignored evidence to show this was a murder.

I swear, Japan must be one of the easiest countries to get away with murder; the police certainly won't stand in your way!

Well, being a country of law and order, it's definitely easier than countries that will arrest you and throw you in jail because they feel like it.

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Never commit a crime with a Japanese,they will always confess

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@charles chevaux Its called guilty by association, regardless of "group responsibility" if you ask me only one guy out of that group came forward after his conscious got the best of him. Only then does the true meaning you mentioned is what it is. Only ONE RESPONSIBLE person came forward regardless they were all together and no matter how the guy ended up in the water it could have been prevented if perhaps ONE PERSON stopped it from happening. Yaks or haks still they go to jail!!

I understand group responsibility. Nevertheless, I wonder if they all pushed him, or just one guy pushed him, and I wonder if they all intended for him to fall into the water. I also wonder if they were Yakuza.

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Just think, if the one perpetrator had not fessed up, the J-police would have been totally happy to close the case as a suicide. I swear, Japan must be one of the easiest countries to get away with murder; the police certainly won't stand in your way!

Look how many criminals get away with it in US and see which one is easier to commit crimes..

I'm sure Japan is far, far behind...

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Police in Okayama City have arrested three men on suspicion of causing a 27-year-old man’s death after they pushed into a river where he drowned.

Prior to the incident, the three suspects and another man were arrested on assault charges after forcibly cutting Mizuuchi’s hair with scissors. But the Okayama District Public Prosecutors Office released the men.

Yeah......seems fair enough! Justice served here. What a joke, this system! I hope his family sues the Okayama prosecurots office for all their pension! His death could've been prevented!

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Just think, if the one perpetrator had not fessed up, the J-police would have been totally happy to close the case as a suicide. I swear, Japan must be one of the easiest countries to get away with murder; the police certainly won't stand in your way!

Quite possibly. And that is also why the conviction rate in Japan is so high!

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So, you're of the opinion they should have arrested these guys with no evidence, based on the fact that this guy was dead? Unless you have something to show that the police ignored evidence to show this was a murder.

Well, they did previously arrest these same men for assaulting him, so yes, their claim that he just willingly jumped in the river should have been seen as highly suspect.

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His death initially was ruled as a suicide,

Looks like the cops didnt do a good job there.

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Yrral

Never commit a crime with a Japanese,they will always confess

Or even better, never commit a crime. At all.

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