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Brazilian who fled Japan wanted over murder of wife, 3-year-old daughter

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Osaka Prefectural Police have placed a 33-year-old Brazilian man, suspected of murdering his 29-year-old wife and three-year-old daughter, on a nationwide wanted list.

However, the suspect, Barbosa Anderson Robson, left Narita International Airport on a flight to Brazil on Aug 22, Kyodo News reported. Police said they intend to put Robson on an international wanted list, although there is no extradition treaty between Japan and Brazil.

According to police, Robson is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife, Manami Aramaki, and daughter, Lily at their apartment in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, between 4 p.m. on Aug 20 and 10:30 a.m. on Aug 21.

The bodies were found in the same room at around 9 a.m. on Aug 24. Police said Manami had been stabbed at least 10 times in the chest and neck and her face was bruised. Lily also had several stab wounds. A blood-stained knife was left beside the bodies.

The apartment was locked at the time and there were no signs of anyone having broken in. Police discovered the bodies after Manami’s father contacted them on Aug 24, saying he been unable to contact her for two days.

Police said street surveillance camera footage showed Robson taking a train from Hatsushiba Station, about one kilometer north of the apartment, on the morning of Aug 21. He then stopped in the Namba area in Osaka for awhile before traveling to Narita International Airport. He boarded a flight for Brazil on the night of Aug 22.

Robson called his workplace on the morning of Aug 22 and said he had been injured in a bicycle accident and was taking two weeks off.

Police said Robson and Aramaki had been married for three years and moved into their apartment in June.

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Gotta go further than the bottom of the barrel to find scum as bad as this guy.

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fatally stabbing his wife, Manami Aramaki, and daughter

I cannot imagine stabbing a toddler. Why couldn't he just fly to Brazil before killing anyone.

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Police said they intend to put Robson on an international wanted list, although there is no extradition treaty between Japan and Brazil.

Another failure from the keystone cops of Japan's police force. Too busy Why were they too slow and failed to stop him leaving the country? Too slow to act and acting after he fled.

-28 ( +7 / -35 )

Please read the article again, factchecker. He left for Brazil on the 22nd of August. The bodies were found two days later.

Japan should really have extradition treaties with more countries.

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Japan should really have extradition treaties with more countries.

Yes, but that would mean,,,

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@factchecker

Another failure from the keystone cops of Japan's police force. Too busy Why were they too slow and failed to stop him leaving the country? Too slow to act and acting after he fled.

@factchecerk, you might want to check your facts. The guy stabbed his daughter on August 20/21. He flew to Brazil on August 22. The wife's father called the police on August 24, at which time the cops went to the apartment and found the bodies. Now, I'm in no way a fan of the J-cops, but I fail to see how this is an any way their fault that he fled the country since they didn't even know about the crime until 2 days after the dude was gone.

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Wife and a 3 year old daughter...wtf?

15 ( +17 / -2 )

you might want to check your facts. 

@A Canadian Have you not watched Minority Report? I think that's what factchecker complains about. J Cops should have this technology.

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 with no extradition treaty between Japan and Brazil that is done, unless he were to travel sometime in the future.

Extradition is still possible without a treaty, though it's much more difficult. This is such a heinous crime, Brazil might agree to send him back.

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there is no extradition treaty between Japan and Brazil.

Japan has had some serious problems with this, since Brazil refuses to extradite its nationals to Japan (or anywhere else for that matter, its prohibited in their Constitution) and there are a lot of them living in Japan it basically creates a loophole for them to escape justice if they commit a crime here. In one high profile case a few years back a Brazilian national was driving recklessly and killed several members of a family in a crash. She more or less made a beeline right to the airport and fled to Brazil, knowing the Brazilian government wouldn’t send her back.

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Commanteer, even in the EU or Canada,where people are subject to the death penalty,they are sometimes tried locally

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Yep he is gone and unless he is stupid enough to return or go to a 3rd country that would agree to detain and deport him to Japan, it is VERY unlikely that justice will be served.

Poor kid.

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Some country do not extradite their citizen,too a foreign country,if they face the death penalty,how do get off an island, without being not being detected

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NOT TO Worry, Brazil will extradite him in No Time even without a treaty as long as they can get their hand on him.

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We must also remember Japan in many cases refuses to hand over Japanese citizens accused of kidnaping children or other white crimes and so on., it's a two way street as we all know, Brazil will extradite unless there are other issues that we do not know about.

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If I was the father and grandfather of the 2 victims, I would stop at nothing to make sure this guy finds justice. There have been countries that have had no extradition treaty yet cooperated. Let's hope Brazil can do something.

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He is going to jail in Brazil supposedly…that is a much better fate for this gutter crawler than a cushy cell in Japan!

hopefully he will find justice in a Brazilian cell by someone’s who doesn’t like baby killers!

what an absolute scumbag!

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Hopefully, Brazil won't follow inhumane nations' shady attitude on this.

This guy should come under a proper interrogation no matter where he is.

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"MumbaiRocks!Sep. 2  05:05 pm JST

fatally stabbing his wife, Manami Aramaki, and daughter

I cannot imagine stabbing a toddler. Why couldn't he just fly to Brazil before killing anyone."

So you are cool with him stabbing his wife and can imagine that? Why are you ok with him stabbing his wife to death? Why only sympathy for the terrible death of the child? Why not the mother? Do you think that women deserve to be stabbed?

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I have been watching this story in the news for a few days! There is s cold place in h%ll for this dude. I hope his family that is hiding him also get what they deserve for their involvement in this heinous crime.

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Japan should really have extradition treaties with more countries.

Other democratic countries may not trust Japan's legal system. The J-legal system was on full display with Ghosn and Kelly.

You cannot ask a country to extradite a suspect without providing actual evidence. Circumstantial evidence will probably be enough in this situation.

However, you cannot extradite first then force a confession and tell the original country "see, I told you so!"

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Police said street surveillance camera footage showed Robson taking a train from Hatsushiba Station, about one kilometer north of the apartment, on the morning of Aug 21. 

Wow! This really hits home for me since I usually pass this station on the way to my work. It's on the Nankai local line. Actually, when my wife heard this, she asked me where my former co-worker was from because my co-worker has a wife whose quite the nutter, because she was bullying him off and on for years, even pulling knives on him (once in the presence of his brother visiting from England). My co-worker and his family lives not far from Hatsushiba. She also asked me his daughter's name, too. But, fortunately, it turned out that it was a different family all together.

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Before the pandemic I used to be lucky enough to travel to Brasil a couple of times a year.

Brasil is known for vigilante justice, especially to those who harm or abuse children, or crianças.

Not sure if this person is related, but the Robson family owns a number of restaurants in Sao Paulo.

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I cannot imagine stabbing a toddler. Why couldn't he just fly to Brazil before killing anyone.

He fled BECAUSE he murdered his wife and daughter and not because he yearned to return to Brazil.

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All his friends and family know what he has done. There a lot of people in Brazil that want him dead, so it's not as though he is safe now he is back there.

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I cannot imagine stabbing a toddler. Why couldn't he just fly to Brazil before killing anyone.

Probably he killed his wife in a rage over an argument, my guess is money or an affair. She was stabbed 10 times and beaten which is particularly violent. Then he couldn't escape leaving the child alive.

Should get the death penalty.

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"Should get the death penalty."

In Brazil, or in Japan?

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YrralSep. 2  06:22 pm JST

*Commanteer, even in the EU or Canada,where people are subject to the death penalty,they are sometimes tried locally*

Canada doesn't have capital punishment. Nobody is subject to the death penalty.

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In the latest update, he's turned himself in but is denying everything! His face was all over the media and police in Brazil gave him ten days to turn himself in. He's claiming he's horrified about the accusations against him.

Link is in Japanese only.

https://www.msn.com/ja-jp/news/national/帰宅したら妻と娘が死んでいた-怖くて日本から逃げた-ブラジル帰国の容疑者-地元で出頭へ/ar-AA11pN9q

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Rest well poor kid and mother.

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Brazil refuses to extradite its nationals to Japan (or anywhere else for that matter, its prohibited in their Constitution) and there are a lot of them living in Japan it basically creates a loophole for them to escape justice if they commit a crime here.

Japan should really have extradition treaties with more countries.

If Brazil won't sign an extradition treaty with Japan, Japan should bar entry to all Brazil nationals until they do.

My 2 cents.

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Japan does not usually extradite any of its own citizens.

In Rare Move, Japan Extradites Two of Its Own Citizens to the U.S. to Face DOJ Prosecution

June 12, 2019 

https://www.ropesgray.com/en/newsroom/alerts/2019/06/In-Rare-Move-Japan-Extradites-Two-of-Its-Own-Citizens-to-the-US-to-Face-DOJ-Prosecution

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And now the slimy Brazilian murderer has paid an equally slimy Brazilian lawyer to protest his innocence! The murderer's blatant insouciance beggars belief! He had a beautiful wife and a precious child; he has destroyed all of that; and he is now attempting to save his own worthless self...

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"When I came home from work, my wife and daughter were dead. I was scared and ran away from Japan."

Right...No one in the world would every believe this from this award winning A$

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