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Osaka woman, 62, held for bashing, stabbing 72-yr-old sister-in-law to death

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A 62-year-old woman was arrested for murder early Thursday morning, accused of bashing her 72-year-old sister-in-law with a hammer and stabbing her more than 10 times in her Higashi Osaka City apartment on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a care worker visited Setsuko Shigeto’s apartment at about 2.30 p.m. Wednesday and found her on the floor, bleeding from her head and abdomen. The care worker called for an ambulance but Shigeto was pronounced dead shortly after. Police said the victim had been struck in the back of her head with a hammer, and stabbed more than 10 times in the abdomen. Both the hammer and the knife were found in a rubbish bin about 100 meters from the apartment building.

A nearby resident told police she saw Shigeto’s sister-in-law near the apartment some time after noon. When police questioned Junko Shigeto, she admitted to killing her sister-in-law, telling police: “My husband borrowed money from her for his business, and we’ve had trouble paying her back over the last couple of years. She taunted me by saying she was going to have the business closed down. I just snapped and wanted to kill her.”

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Wow. Old ladies bashing each other with hammers. What is this world coming to?

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never piss off an Osaka old lady. never

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What is this world coming to?

Nothing new. They always have, and still do, love money.

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the victim had been struck in the back of her head with a hammer, and stabbed more than 10 times in the abdomen.

The sicko generation has been busy this month.

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Pretty sad... killing someone over money...

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Land of Short Fuses.

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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY!

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Osakajin takes up hammer over debt...what else is new ?

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"I just snapped and wanted to kill her".....well it looks like you did and you did.

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we’ve had trouble paying her back over the last couple of years.

Economy is so bad that the old are killing each other.......

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Crime and Punishment - Osaka Version

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Osaka = probably trashbag of the nation...

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I am so SHOCKED - cannot imagine that gentle 'Doll' like beauties of Japan could do this - Oh, I'm in deep deep SHOCK....

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...“My husband borrowed money from her for his business, and we’ve had trouble paying her back over the last couple of years. She taunted me by saying she was going to have the business closed down. I just snapped and wanted to kill her (Success she did kill her).” ... and she went and kill her. Don't borrow money if yopu can't pay back. Money is destroyer of humanity and woprld. I wonder if they will hang her or will she get life behind the bars? She should be put into mental institution for good.

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She should be put into mental institution for good.

She already lives in Osaka. That's close enough for me.

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Another " I just snapped" excuse for murdering someone. She may of found out her husband and her sister had an affair then used the excuse of being in debt to kill her.

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another news about sister-in-law......in the past daughter-in-law, mother-in-law,...... etc. Since time immemorial, IN-LAWS are more dangerous than OUT-LAWS

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