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41-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of 5-year-old son

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Police said Monday they have arrested a 41-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to murder her 5-year-old son after he was found with his hands and wrists bound, wrapped in polyethylene bags, in their home in Tokyo on Sunday.

The woman, who has been named as Shizu Shigeta, allegedly bound and wrapped the boy, her third son, in the living room of their Nakameguro home she shared with her sons and husband, Fuji TV reported. Police said Shigeta's husband found his son lying limp on the floor and took him to a hospital. Doctors say the boy has yet to regain consciousness.

During police questioning, Shigeta was quoted by police as admitting to the charge and said the boy wouldn't clean up after she told him to, so she punished him.

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"What's wrong with this mother!!!! Very soon her son is going to treat her like this too when she grows old. What come around and what goes around. And mind her, children have good memory."

Like I say, if you abuse your kids make sure you get a room downstairs. You don't want your abused son/daughter giving you a push that you didn't ask for down the stairs.

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Damned horrible if he doesn't survive. If he does, I hope this memory is erased, else he will be scarred horribly for life! What a b'tch. I hope she doesn't get out jail for a long time, but fat chance given the history of this kind of crime.

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Japanese society is so repressed. The elderly and the very young catch it all the time. It is so sad. New initiatives need to be introduced. Far too many are being killed off because a person becomes frustrated.

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spare the rod spoil the child Sometimes a good slap in the butt goes a long way.

I'm not into physical discipline. But sometimes it's needed. My mother used the leather belt frequently.

Haahaha !!! Today, I still think it's not child abuse but discipline. It works. It's a good motivational tool.

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Family is not poor, not sure why some people mentioning that.

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This was punishment? It's torture, pure and simple.

Why must childern always obey parents? (kids have moods too) Are parents getting more egocentric and demand respect from offsprings cause they can't get any from society?

It's the way it is, Tiger... parents tell their kids to do something, they do it. Still not a reason to torture a kid in this way... just cruel.

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Child abuse in Japan has been going on for generations but in the old days they use to call it 折檻 (せっかん) (sekkan).

It means to castigate. (to punish in order to correct). Now it's called 虐待(ぎゃくたい)(gyakutai).

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Why must childern always obey parents? (kids have moods too) Are parents getting more egocentric and demand respect from offsprings cause they can't get any from society?

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They should better make a law that forbiddens having children if u r poor.Its unfair, but it will bring more good things to happen.

What?! There are alot of leaders, successful business owners, athletes, etc. that have faught to get out of poverty and make an positve impact in the world we live in today.

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Kinda hard to have mercy and other nice things, when u have no money to live on.And when u r in poverty, its really hard to grow up a child.They should better make a law that forbiddens having children if u r poor.Its unfair, but it will bring more good things to happen.

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psychoticmom

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What's wrong with this mother!!!! Very soon her son is going to treat her like this too when she grows old. What come around and what goes around. And mind her, children have good memory.

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This happened within a 10 minute walk from my house. There are 4 children in the family and two attend my child`s elementary school. Not Naka-Meguro exactly but Himonya 3-chome, not far from Daiei on Meguro-dori, Gakugei-daigaku is the closest station. Grandparents live there, too. What was dad doing? He was home, as well. Very sad.

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It says hand and feet bound and in plastic bags. Does not sound like his head was in a bag. Unconscious though raises some other beating issues.

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Not suitable to be a mother, kids should be taken away and she put into a mental hospital.

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I wud hate to be a kid in this country!

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Stop allowing child abusers and murderous parents to get suspended sentences and allowing them to walk around freely.

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For not cleaning his room!? This is insane! Scold them, yes, but tie them up? Never!!

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Every bloody day man!!! What is wrong with these people? It's a damn nuthouse!

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So sad, there was no reason for any punishment to this child. Especially for him being just being what he is, a five year old. Just today I was telling my 5 yr old to clean her room, she did to what she believed was clean, not mommy standards at all. I sighed, shook my head and we started to clean together. We giggled the whole way through. All I could think about was that one day soon she will grown and on her own. Boy oh boy will I miss the chaos when that happens. It's too bad this mother couldn't see that these precious and very short lived moments will be the best memories of her life. It makes me so sad when I read such stories, as I believe all of our children are the most precious and important gifts of our lives. I pray for you little one, please pull through.

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This is very, very sad, and as Maria points out, this must be horrible pattern of violence, abuse for generations and now it is coming out in the open, time for JAPAN to really reflect on how poor spiritually it really, really is. Having $$$ is one thing, having love, compassion, mercy and the will to share it with your kids, not just throwing $$$ at it is a WHOLE DIFFERENT ANIMAL. IMHO.

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It says a lot about how these adults were themselves brought up, that they consider behaviour such as this a suitable disciplining method. This kind of abuse must surely have been going on for generations, only now reaching the public eye.

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Child abuse is obscene. There should be a mandatory prison sentence for those convicted of child abuse.

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This will keep happening until there are stricter laws and harsher penalties

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Pull through little guy! At 5 years old kids are going to test you too see how much they can get away with. My son will be seven next month so been there. Not as been as the two to three years. Lady needs some help.

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