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8-year-old boy stabbed to death in Nagoya home

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Police said Monday they believe an 8-year-old boy stabbed to death in his Nagoya home may have been killed by the Philippine relative with whom he shared an apartment. According to police, the boy's father, Yoshihiko Kachi, 54, visited his son's apartment at around 11:50 a.m. to find the door locked and chained.

Inside the apartment, the child, identified as Hitoshi Kachi, and his Philippine relative, 26, were found bleeding on the floor. Police said the child had already died of stab wounds sustained to his head and back. The woman was unconscious and bleeding from cuts to her wrists. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. A blood-stained fruit knife was found inside the apartment.

According to police, the boy and his father's wife's cousin shared the apartment. Kachi told police he visited the pair regularly from the nearby apartment block where he lived with his 29-year-old wife. Police believe the woman stabbed the boy to death before attempting to take her own life.

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FUBAR - I just can't think of anything else to say that sums up this tragic crime.

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Surprised this got printed. It does not back up the "stranger danger" the press loves to blow out of proportion. Yes indeed, children are at greatest risk from family first, acquaintances second and strangers least of all. But I am sure they will be turning that on its head again, in the interest of fearmongering.

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Poor kid. I hope he finds peace in Heaven. Why can't these people just take themselves out, and leave the kids alone.

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I just want to get this straight and taking a guess.

Hitoshi Kachi - 8-year-old male victim (half Japanese-Filipino?) Yoshihiko - victim's father (Japanese?) Philippine relative (26) - victim's female(?) relative

So the "father's wife's cousin" is the 26-year-old Filipino relative. Was the father's wife not the mother of the boy? So the boy lived with his aunt and she allegedly killed him and attempted to take her own life?

Huh?

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Sounds like this was not the father's wife's kid. Perhaps son of his first wife? HeThe old fellow got custody and then let the next wife's cousin serve as nanny at "his son's apartment".

The little heir apparent had his own household already?

Very strange story.

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This is an odd story. An 8 year old boy who doesn't live with his parents? Older guy with a young wife. Definitely something off about this.

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the wife should be his second wife. The killer is the cousin of the stepmother of the boy. Police should investigate the father for leaving his son in such an unnatural and dangerous situation.

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This is horrible, horrible news! RIP little boy.

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the only thing thats a fact is the title..nobody knows who killed the boy..not even the police..poor boy..RIP..

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the news is bit unrealiable, something fishy and its like its covering questionable things about this crime... huh... i can`t get what this news about... though the father of the child is the one who have to be questioned persistently... the tradegy happened in Japan so... as we know they look foreigners as the culprit... i wish no such thing...

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Can people evaluate and treasure their lives more seriously? Why people have to take another person's life or his/her own just for the reason of a dispute or disagreement? They should be thankful that they are still living when more than 10,000 people died in the earthquake/ tsunami and did not get the chance to live even though they wanted to.

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why did the boy as young as 8 year old lived separately from his parents while his parents just living a few blocks away.

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this news doesn't make sense....The Japanese man had a son from his first wife then maybe got divorced. Then he got himself a young girl from Philippines. The girl does not want the boy so the father brought the girl's cousin to take care of the boy??? it does not make sense at all. Then why would the cousin of the girl kill the boy? It has no purpose, no meaning....

Are we missing something here?

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Where does the 1st and 2nd wife come from? Nothing about it in the article.

He is living with his 29yr old wife, the son is looked after by her 26yr old cousin.

The Chinese/Japanese couple next door got a similar arrangement with his parents as both work and at different times so having the kids with them is tough. The kids and grandparents often visit, etc.

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Sadly, we will not know the motive for this-it seems a very strange situation though

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Then why would the cousin of the girl kill the boy?

Sex or money. Dont need any detectives for that part.

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Zenny, the 1st and 2nd wife speculation comes from the fact that the 29-year old is described only as "wife" of the father, and never as "mother" of the boy.

One explanation would be that there was an earlier wife, who gave birth. Another possibility is that the woman who gave birth to the boy was never married to the father. A third possibility is that the 29-year old wife was, in fact, the boy's natural mother, but she's not reported as such, she's not listed in the family registry.

At any rate, it's still a sad story.

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Agree sad story.

Myself think the confusion is because of this: Compiled from news reports

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An eight year old living in an apartment without his real parents. 54 year old living with a 29 year old neglicting his 8 year old for some viagra filled eveings. Sorry littlle guy that you were born unto some ungrateful and selfish a$$hole.

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Flamnhead, Excellent post!!

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Where in Nagoya? Prayers to the little boy...

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