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31-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of father

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Police in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 68-year-old father.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:25 a.m. on Friday morning. Kyodo News reported that police received a call from a woman saying her husband has been injured by their daughter with a knife.

Police said that the daughter, Eriko Sugishita, admitted she slashed her father’s neck and face after they got into an argument, but she has denied any intent to kill. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said his wounds were not life-threatening.

Sugishita lives with her mother. Her father, who lives elsewhere, was visiting for the night.

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Perhaps she’d had enough of him. Occurred 3:25am on a weekday and dad, who lives elsewhere, was over for a visit? What could that argument be about ?

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Murders and attempted murders within families have become daily news in Japan. I wonder how this compares with other countries.

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Laila...

Murders and attempted murders within families have become daily news in Japan. I wonder how this compares with other countries.

The compare very much like other countries.... The most likely person to commit murder is a victim's family member in almost all countries.

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snowymountainhellToday 05:20 pm JST

Perhaps she’d had enough of him. Occurred 3:25am on a weekday and dad, who lives elsewhere, was over for a visit? What could that argument be about ?

Perhaps he'd had enough of her freeloading. More speculation: Perhaps dad is retired, paying rent for both places, came over at 8 pm and was wondering why his able-bodied daughter has not been looking for a job, but still living off the family dime. He was thinking, " I worked hard all these years, fed and clothed you and put you through school and university and now at 31 you are still a freeloader." So, they got to discussing the current situation, maybe over drinks, and she had no real rebuttal as to why she has been so lazy for so long, got angry and tried to kill the man that had done so much for her.

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Wow Japanese injustice system showing it’s prowess as ever!

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She's innocent until proven guilty.

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68-year-old father.

Sugishita lives with her mother. Her father, who lives elsewhere, was visiting for the night.

Sounds like he might be still be working out of town. He could have driven back that day to see his family then got woken up by his daughter at 3:00am while she was chatting and laughing with online friends while playing an online game. Dad was angry because he had to drive back home that afternoon and at his age it would be hard on only a few hours sleep. Then she attacked him with the first thing she could grab without thinking.

This is just one possible scenario and based on my own experiences.

She's denied the charge so she's innocent until proven guilty of attempted murder.

Wouldn't something more like assault with a deadly weapon be the better charge?

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Family murders or attempted murders in Japan are consistent with other countries. JT just post these stories in English because most of their readers don’t understand Japanese. It’s click bait.

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Kobe White Bar Owner

May 14 06:39 pm JST

Wow Japanese injustice system showing it’s prowess as ever!

Care to explain? How exactly is any injustice evidenced in the story above? Daughter attacks absentee father with a knife, gets arrested. So far that's all we know, (or at least all I know), based on the article.

She admits to slashing her father in the face and neck with a knife, but denies trying to kill him. She gets arrested for the attempted murder. So far all seems reasonable action by the police.

Could we all speculate as to the reason why she attacked him? Sure. But that would be speculation, at best, which certainly would be an injustice until more facts are known.

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The jails are populated by people denying the charges they were arrested for. It's up to the justice system to figure out the facts. Is a perfect system? Nope! But should those charged with violent crimes be allowed to go home and roam the streets until proven guilty? I'm not in favor of that.

Non-violent crimes......sure, let them out of jail.

But when one is charged with a violent crime, one in this case she admitted to, until the facts are straightened out, the perp needs to be detained.

Now, if the lady was defending herself or her mother from an unwelcome "visit" by daddy, set her free and lock up that scumbag.

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