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Bodies of husband, wife found in Ibaraki Pref home; 2 children also injured

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The bodies of a 48-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife were found in their house in Sakai, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Monday morning, police said. Both victims had knife wounds to their necks and faces, police said.

According to police, a woman called 110 at around 12:30 a.m. Monday and screamed for help, Fuji TV reported. Police rushed to the scene and found the two bodies who were later identified as Mitsunori Kobayashi and his wife Miwa, in a tatami room on the second floor of the house.

The couple lived with their three children — two daughters aged 21 and 11, and a 13-year-old son. Two of the children, the boy and the 11-year-old girl — who were sleeping on the second floor — also suffered knife wounds to their legs and were taken to hospital. The girl said something was sprayed on her face.

Police said the children's wounds are not life-threatening. The oldest daughter, whose bedroom is on the first floor, was unharmed. She told police she was asleep and heard nothing.

Police said the house, which is surrounded by trees, was unlocked and believe the intruder attacked the family as they slept.

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The oldest daughter was asleep and heard nothing huh? Sounds kind of suspicious to me. Especially since she's the only one that didn't get hurt. Hmmmmm.....

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Police said the house, which is surrounded by trees, was unlocked and believe the intruder attacked the family as they slept.

The. House. Was. Unlocked.

Again.

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The oldest daughter was asleep and heard nothing huh? Sounds kind of suspicious to me. Especially since she's the only one that didn't get hurt. Hmmmmm.....

Please don't. Such speculation after this horror should be left to the authorities.

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Scary! My dad has a yappy little dog. Noone can get within 50 yards of his house without the dog knowing.

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Horrific crime with lots of hate something tells me they knew the murderer.

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The. House. Was. Unlocked.

So what? I don't get this belief that a locked door will protect people from a determined intruder. Unless the windows are all barred or somehow unbreakable, a locked door is no security at all except against someone accidentally walking into the wrong house.

Nobody armed with a knife and intending to stab somebody to death is going to give up because the door is locked.

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The intruder planned the crime and brought items including the murder weapon, which has yet to be found. Police however, did find a slipper that he dropped in the parking lot (slippers worn so as not to leave footprints).

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So what? I don't get this belief that a locked door will protect people from a determined intruder. Unless the windows are all barred or somehow unbreakable, a locked door is no security at all except against someone accidentally walking into the wrong house.

Nobody armed with a knife and intending to stab somebody to death is going to give up because the door is locked.

On the contrary. Research based upon interviews with criminals show that they will usually bypass any home that provides any sort of resistance. Barking dogs. Locked doors and windows (unless easily circumvented). Security systems. Etc.

Sure, if they have a specific target in mind, highly trained professional burglars or killers wouldn't let stuff like stop them. But, randos? Thrill killers? Would-be thieves hoping to find a laptop or some jewelry to fence? They'll skip the locked doors and move on to the next house. It's that simple.

But, you go ahead and eave yours unlocked. It's obviously way too much trouble for you to expend the nano-newton of energy or 1.5 seconds of your time. Me? I'll keep my doors, windows, vehicles, etc locked and alarmed. The barking dogs are my backup.

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These people live in a house surrounded by a small forest. If somebody is wandering around their property at night, they already have a problem that locked doors aren't going to solve.

By far, having neighbors with a view of your property, and maybe a dog or two, offer much more protection than locks on all the doors and windows.

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Whooooo are you? Who who.....who who

Sure, if they have a specific target in mind, highly trained professional burglars or killers wouldn't let stuff like stop them. But, randos? Thrill killers? Would-be thieves hoping to find a laptop or some jewelry to fence? They'll skip the locked doors and move on to the next house. It's that simple.

Does this sound like a random act to you? those usually occur on a street corner when someone snaps. Sounds like a crime of passion.

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