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40-year-old woman arrested after stabbing mother in the back


A 40-year-old unemployed woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her 70-year-old mother in the back at their home in Takahata, Yamagata Prefecture, police said Monday.

According to police, Yuki Ishizawa is accused of stabbing her mother, Hiroko, with a knife at around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, Fuji TV reported. Ishizawa’s father managed to stop the attack and take his wife to hospital where she is in a stable condition, police said.

The suspect was later accompanied by her relatives when she turned herself in at a police station at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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40 years old, unemployed and living at home, mooching off of her mom's pension, and then stab your mom in the back when she tells you to get off your ass and get a job. Well now I'll be the one paying for your food and lodging dammit.

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I would like to know the reasons of the attack. Probably she was taking care of her mother?

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Sad that these things are happening in Japan, where it was respected as a country of people "respecting" the parents and the elderly. There must be a reason for these occurrences.

From children killing friends to killing total strangers just to release personal frustration is something that is contrary to what is happening in places like Fukushima where they are actively helping each other to survive after the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami. Something has been lost here in our host country Japan.

I hope the local and prefecture government take steps to help identify the problems and help each community address the now growing problem of such killings and the problem with caring for the elderly. It is the responsibility of the local governments and immediate community to actively work toward improving life and not depend on the Japanese government which should be dealing with international problems.

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