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Mother arrested for murder after 4-month-old son dies in attempted murder-suicide leap

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Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of murder after she jumped from a multi-level car park with her four-month-old son in her arms in August. The infant died in the fall, while the mother, Masae Sekiya, was injured.

Police waited until Sekiya recovered from her injuries before arresting her on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Sekiya, a retail store manager, was quoted by police as saying, "I was planning on dying together with my son."  

The incident occurred at around 10:05 a.m. on Aug 30. Sekiya, holding her son Yuma, jumped from the fifth floor of a shopping complex's multi-level car park in Mito City. Yuma died after fracturing his skull in the fall. Sekiya suffered a pelvic fracture.

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Happens far too often. When selfish people decide to have a child then can't cope for whatever selfish reason the only solution is to murder it.

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"I was planning on dying together with my son." 

what kind of trucked up logic is this? Why kill your son just because you are a loser?

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We do seem to hear a fair bit of this type of crime here. Maybe it is more common in Japan than other countries.

Also does it appear that places like Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki are more overly represented in crime statistics?

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Yes it happens more often. It’s cultural.

Japanese mothers who commit suicide have the thinking that their children won’t be happy without them.

It’s also a mistaken understanding of family.

For those who don’t know, in a similar vein, some Japanese put their children in orphanages - often for years, and in some cases until adulthood but refuse to allow anyone else to adopt them because.....they are THEIR children.

I could go on about how after divorce one parent keeps a child and the other is cut off.

Japanese need to overhaul their understanding of children and their place in the family.

A child is an individual who deserves their own life.

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This is both awful and tragic.

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Also does it appear that places like Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki are more overly represented in crime statistics?

No. Not at all. Its just simple confirmation bias.

Its very easy to disprove, even using this single site as your only source, count up all reports by location over a reasonable time period (1 month to 3 months). There's plenty of history.

You can go one step further and categorise them if you like... Violent, Fraud, Sexual. Again the numbers will prove you wrong.

Any one looking at a single day can form any number of false conclusions. Remember that stories are not reported in real time, but in batches, whenever that prefectures press team reports the last couple of days stories to the media.

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The infant died in the fall, while the mother, Masae Sekiya, was injured.

"I was planning on dying together with my son." 

This is one way that LIFE tells you don't make stupid plans like that when it involves taking the life of an innocent baby. Now LIFE had more "plans" for you. Such a waste of a precious life that could've had a bright future. Poor baby.

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OK. I will say it. It is disgusting.

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