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32-year-old woman arrested for stabbing 13-year-old boy at Fukuoka mall

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Police in Fukuoka have arrested a 32-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed a 13-year-old boy.

According to police, the woman, Megumi Urata, stabbed the boy, whom she did not know, at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Yumetown Hakata commercial facility, Kyodo News reported. Police said the boy suffered a stab wound to the back of his neck. He was taken to hospital where doctors said his wound was not life-threatening.

Police said the boy was shopping with his family at the time and that Urata apparently chose him at random. She was subdued by the boy’s 42-year-old father.

Police quoted Urata as saying she thought she would get the death penalty if she killed a child.

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Oh my God. This is getting freakishly bad. Weird stabbings getting more common in Japan.

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Police quoted Urata as saying she thought she would get the death penalty if she killed a child.

psycho and a “genius”…….She could’ve just stabbed herself and get the job done without the middle man.

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Police quoted Urata as saying she thought she would get the death penalty if she killed a child.

A good reason for Japan to have doctor assisted suicide. That way people like her can chose to die without involving anyone else...

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Wow, I used to live in Fukuoka and shopped at that mall regularly. What a horrendous thing to do, I hope the kid recovers.

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Police quoted Urata as saying she thought she would get the death penalty if she killed a child.

Cant disagree with the notion. But if she a) wants to die and b) wants to stab, why not stab herself? Crazy.

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"Police quoted Urata as saying she thought she would get the death penalty if she killed a child."

Well, whatever made her life miserable enough for her to be such a coward and horrible monster that she would try to kill a child instead of taking her own life, I hope it's visited upon her 10-fold while in prison for attempted murder. Maybe it'll help her realize just how stupid her plan was, and how her actions have consequences.

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Disgusting and evil woman.

If she wants to be executed, why seriously injure or kill an innocent boy? Do everyone a favor and head into a forest somewhere on a one-way trip.

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Surely this is a case of mental illness, her behaviour and reasoning is not that of a sane person. I would have thought mental institution here she comes.

The poor boy will be mentally scarred for life, a trauma like that does not go away without leaving its mark. Poor kid.

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She was subdued by the boy’s 42-year-old father

I have no idea how the father controlled himself and not break that hand that tried to kill his son.

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The father should have delivered her wish.

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Try train jumping, it works for everyone else

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I really really really hope the dad subdued with the maximum damage two closed fists can do because if that had been my 10 year old son I would have subdued her in a way which would require serious hospital treatment.

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It's the randomness that's scary.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Unemployed and bitter seems to be a common underlying theme these days

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We too often think this could not happen to our family until it does. A blessing that the boy has a father who spends time with his family.

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WA4TGK...

Try train jumping, it works for everyone else

No, that just inconveniences thousands.

Burning charcoal briquettes while taking a bath...... or just choose life.

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If I were the dad I would have got my justice I wouldn't have killed her but I would have surely lost my freaking mind beating the living crap out of her so that when she went to jail she would be in so much pain it would take her months to heal. Maybe if someone beat the crap out of her she would come to her senses. After beating the living hell out of her I would tell the police after seeing my son all bloody I lost my mind.

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At least the boy's father took action imediately.

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“Unemployed”… JT,s crime section always does a good job reminding us that thesepeople” are always unemployed… which reminds me of that classic line; “Get a job and get laid”. Those two things could solve half of the world’s problems. …Truth is that there’s too many sad women and frustrated men out there.

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Weird stabbings getting more common in Japan.

Are they? I haven't seen the numbers that show this. What percentage have they risen?

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WA4TKG

Try train jumping, it works for everyone else

While I sympathise with the feeling, I can not agree. Not that I give a monkeys if she tops her self but chucking herself under a train would leave the poor train driver traumatised, another innocent victim of her self-centred behaviour. Also Mr Kipling is right it would cause inconvenience to others

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This is a cry for help.

Not the appropriate way to get it, but still someone with suicidal thoughts doesn't exactly come up with the best plan. If she really wanted to die, there are plenty of better ways to accomplish it.

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samuraivuny

I really really really hope the dad subdued with the maximum damage two closed fists can do because if that had been my 10 year old son I would have subdued her in a way which would require serious hospital treatment.

She looked undamaged in the video footage. Seems the father has a lot of self control.

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psycho and a “genius”…….She could’ve just stabbed herself and get the job done without the middle man.

For someone with serious mental problems, I think it's a little more complicated for her than that....

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If I were the dad I would have got my justice I wouldn't have killed her but I would have surely lost my freaking mind beating the living crap out of her so that when she went to jail she would be in so much pain it would take her months to heal.

I really don't see how you can say you 'wouldn't have killed her' but you 'would have lost your freaking mind beating the living crap out of her' in the same sentence.

Maybe if someone beat the crap out of her she would come to her senses.

I don't think that is an effective way to treat someone who has severe mental problems.

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