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7-year-old girl stabbed to death at home

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A seven-year-old girl was stabbed to death at her home in Inagawa, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday morning. Police said the girl's mother, who was found lying beside her daughter, also had a stab wound to the stomach which may have been self-inflicted.

The girl’s father called 119 at around 4 a.m. and said his daughter had been stabbed and was bleeding, Fuji TV reported.

Police rushed to the house and found the body of the girl, Juri Iwamura, bleeding from a stab wound to the neck, in her bedroom on the second floor. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Juri’s mother was found unconscious on the floor beside. A blood-stained knife was near her. Police said her wound is not life-threatening and they will wait until she recovers before questioning her.

Police said the house showed no sign of forced entry.

The girl’s father told police he was sleeping downstairs. He and his wife also have a 10-year-old son who was unharmed.

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At 4am what would make a mother stab her daughter at that time of the morning, Sleep walking ??? No not that. Mental issues ??? No not that. I was drunk & I don't remember - No not that. She is just a bad mother and an evil person at that. She probably stabbed her while she was sleeping. Sad story. R.I.P little child.

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

I hope it wasn't the mother that stabbed her! I hope that whomever did this, gets caught and right quick.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Amazing stories, in the bad sense.

RIP and I can't even imagine what the father is undergoing. He will have tonlive for his son.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Tragic.

Since we don't have anywhere near enough info to make a conclusion about why this happened, let's all speculate!

It could have been anything from an intruder to a mental health crisis on the mother's part to the mother having experienced side effects of a medicine like ambien.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Why does this happen everyday?

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

It could have been anything from an intruder 

Police said the house showed no sign of forced entry.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

I hope it wasn't the mother that stabbed her!

Then who else? Hoping it was the father? Or 10 year old son?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

R.I.P

Hope there is a follow up and the mother would shed some light to what happen.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Poor girl,may her soul rest in peace.

Human mind sometimes can be extremely devious and sick.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

This story is completely inconclusive. RIP little sister...Amen.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Since we don't have anywhere near enough info to make a conclusion about why this happened, let's all speculate!

We have plenty of info:

Fits in with similar cases of mothers killing their children which we unfortunately read about too often.

Attacker kills victim and then fails at suicide. Again, something we see often.

No sign of forced entry, indicating an inside job. (Yes, there have been cases where doors were left open, but we have no information indicating that thus far).

Father was sleeping. Yes, he could be lying, but it is unlikely he'd kill his daughter and then leave his wife alive to tell the story. We have no evidence of his involvement thus far.

Brother is only 10 years old. Again, not impossible, but not very likely he had enough hatred and strength to kill his sister and try to kill his mother. We have no evidence of his involvement thus far.

And perhaps most importantly, police plan to question the mother.
-8 ( +2 / -10 )

It seems that an awful lot of these murder-suicides ends up with a failed suicide.

Maybe they should try reversing the order, and see if that is more successful.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

We don't know enough to draw any sort of conclusion, including the usual one that the little girl was a complete angel.

We "don't" know, and yet we "do" know. Please elaborate on this logic. Based on what ground do you assume the girl was a "complete" ("complete" means without exception to the rule) angel (and how do you define "angel")? Any proof to support your distance diagnosis (as I assume you don't know her in person yourself)?

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Anyway, according to Japanese articles the mother nodded yes when asked by rescue personnel if she stabbed her daughter.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Child welfare should be very vigilant and that many young women - not meaning THIS case - are capitivated by some forceful guy who mistreats the child.

Not saying THIS father.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I can only imagine my heart tearing apart forever losing any one of my 3 kids.

Let your kids know you them.

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