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76-year-old woman stabbed while walking home; suspect turns herself in

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A 76-year-old woman was stabbed by another woman while she walking home on Saturday morning in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, police said Sunday. The suspect, a 36-year-old woman, turned herself in at a koban (police box) about four hours after the attack.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday on the grounds outside the victim’s apartment building as she was returning home after shopping. She told police she felt a sharp pain in her back, turned and saw a woman with a knife. After she screamed, the attacker fled. The woman made it home and her husband called 110.

The woman was taken to hospital but her wound is not life-threatening, police said.

At around 2:30 p.m., Aya Odakiri, an unemployed woman who lives in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, turned herself in at a nearby police box and said she had committed the crime.

Police said the victim and suspect did not know each other. Odakiri has so far given no motive for the attack.

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If I kill someone maybe I will get help. Unemployed, 36 depressed and at the end of her tether. So sad to hear these types of stories of desolation and desperation.

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Mental illness.

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I can actually remember a time when this sort of thing was unheard of in Japan.

Is Japan getting more violent, or is it just a case of more incidents are now being reported?

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I guess she needed three Hots and a cot

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Why do stabbers always pick old people and kids, Never Judo Champions or football players? Because they are cowards.

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I can actually remember a time when this sort of thing was unheard of in Japan.

Is Japan getting more violent, or is it just a case of more incidents are now being reported?

Japan is, as with all first world countries, safer now than at any other time in its history.

This sort of crime was never unheard of in Japan, just reported less.

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Build a circle of friends community then

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If I kill someone maybe I will get help. Unemployed, 36 depressed and at the end of her tether. So sad to hear these types of stories of desolation and desperation

You would not feel as compassionate if it was your own mother who was stabbed for absolutely no reason and the killer was a 36 year old man...even if he was "unemployed, depressed and at the end of his tether". And you would not be as sad to hear of his story of desolation and desperation.

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Mentally ill, what else can you say?

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