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Husband arrested for beating pregnant wife to death in car

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Police in Sapporo said Thursday they have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 23-year-old pregnant wife in a ward office car parking lot.

According to police, Toshiichi Sugino, a resident of Toyohira Ward, beat his wife Shiho, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of his RV, while it was in the ward parking lot early Tuesday morning, Fuji TV reported. Shiho was eight months pregnant, police said.

Sugino turned himself in at a police station at around 10 a.m. and said he had beaten his wife who was in the vehicle. Shiho was taken to hospital where she died early Wednesday morning. Police said she had been beaten at least 10 times.

Police said the couple had been experiencing trouble in their marriage. Police had come to their house on Aug 21 about domestic abuse against Shiho and issued a warning to Sugino.

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What a piece of CRAP this 49 year old guy is. Granted a 26 year age difference between the couple, so not much in common which will lead to arguments in the home BUT why kill her and probably your unborn child. Man Up and just get a divorce and part as friends and pay child support. Killing your wife does not solve your problems it just makes everything worse. Now rot in prison you S.O.B. cause the next body that warms your bed will not be the wife you murdered it will be your prison daddy.

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Death penalty, LOL! Dude is gonna get a slap on the wrist, gonna say it was her fault for making him angry, she should have known better! Those had to be some vicious punches, yea he'll be out in time to do it again.

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Lost his temper?

Possibly the stress of having to support a kid. Not a valid excuse, obviously.

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It's news like this that makes me glad Japan has the death penalty. Subhuman filth like this are the reason I support the death penalty.

Vince Black - yet despite the death penalty, crimes like this often occur.

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Which is why it’s important to empower women and encourage women to not let them give up their career after marriage because when things like these happens, they feel helpless and could not leave their abusers.

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@yujuu Well, many people said it was very safe in Japan and Japanese people are very calm, peaceful and not aggressive

That is what most people living outside of Japan think, but for me living and speaking Japanese -- I see nothing but a bullying society. It is impossible to see if one does not travel outside of Japan.

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23 and 49????!!!!!

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"I thought Japan was less violent country than others..."

I guess you do not believe in statistics, less violent does not mean zero incidents....percapita sir. Hideous crime....older generations may be correct in that no more than 5 to 7 years gap man vs woman? I am presuming that part of the problems may be due to age differences and what not...

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Dog of a human.... lock him up? Did the baby die? DOUBLE MURDER!

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It is disturbing that he got off with a warning after earlier abuse.

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Again! Japan is a safe country, until you go home! This piece of navel lint killed his young wife and his child. Let’s hope the rest of his life is behind bars.

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Police had come to their house on Aug 21 about domestic abuse against Shiho and issued a warning to Sugino.

A man is assaulting his pregnant wife and all he gets is a warning? What the hell is wrong with the police here?

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Police said the couple had been experiencing trouble in their marriage.

Ya think?

issued a warning to Sugino.

lotta good that did

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Japanese people are very calm, peaceful and not agressive

They aren’t. This is not Wall Disney here. Like any other country of the world, Japan has its share of violent people. Actually extreme violence against women and children is a real issue here.

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While he deserves absolutely no sympathy what so ever, making it 3 murders (one state sponsored) does not help.

Better he be gaoled until his dying day, without hope of release so he can reflect on his actions.

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Yujuu

Your logic is incomprehensible.

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Death Penalty after a long and tortuous imprisonment!

No mercy given! Thus none should be shown!

He beat a defenseless pregnant lady till she died.

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and that far along, he basically murdered 2 people. He deserves the death penalty and I don't care how many downvotes I get. In other countries, this would be a high profile case.

No disagreement at all.

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I think I read in the Japanese press that he her so badly that her face was swollen to the point of being unrecognizable. What a POS.

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Yuuju, thats another one of the myths about Japan. Just read the news daily on JT and youll see.

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It is. Had someone told you it was some sort of violence-free Utopia?

Well, many people said it was very safe in Japan and Japanese people are very calm, peaceful and not agressive

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I thought Japan was less violent country than others...

It is. Had someone told you it was some sort of violence-free Utopia?

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That poor woman.

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Police said the couple had been experiencing trouble in their marriage. Police had come to their house on Aug 21 about domestic abuse against Shiho and issued a warning to Sugino.

Not sure how bad it was the first time they came to their house but if he could beat her to death with only 10 punches this time, im sure he did something the first time that a mere warning was insufficient. Police needs to be more proactive. 8 months preggers, jezus christ.

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Lost his temper?

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It's news like this that makes me glad Japan has the death penalty. Subhuman filth like this are the reason I support the death penalty.

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Animal.

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Let him swing. He took two lives, this qualifies for death penalty.

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Double murder. Hang his ass.

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I thought Japan was less violent country than others...

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and that far along, he basically murdered 2 people. He deserves the death penalty and I don't care how many downvotes I get. In other countries, this would be a high profile case.

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Words fail me... what a complete and utter... RIP Shiho

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