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College student arrested for attempting to kill ex-boyfriend

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Police in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 20-year-old female college student on suspicion of attempting to kill her ex-boyfriend by hitting him in the head with a hammer and stabbing him in the back with a knife.

According to police, they received an emergency call around 1 p.m. on July 23 from a resident of an apartment, who said that a man had been stabbed on the fourth floor. When police arrived at the scene, they found a a 21-year-old male student of Kwansei Gakuin University, who had been beaten about the head with a hammer, stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife, and shot with a stun gun, Fuji TV reported. He was rushed to the hospital and was in a stable condition, police said Monday.

Police said the victim's former girlfriend, Yuna Nawate, also a student at Kwansei Gakuin, was splattered with the victim’s blood and was arrested at the scene. The weapons used in the attack were found in the apartment.

Police said Nawate and the victim had broken up several days before the attack. She was quoted by police as saying, “When I asked my ex-boyfriend to get back together, he turned me down, so I lost my temper and tried to kill him."

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“When I asked my ex-boyfriend to get back together, he turned me down, so I lost my temper and tried to kill him."

He seems to have made a wise choice.

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Just another day in Japan...

I have read a lot of news stories this past week alone of people losing tempers and killing other humans/animals throughout the World. Open your eyes homie!

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“When I asked my ex-boyfriend to get back together, he turned me down, so I lost my temper and tried to kill him."

My favorite part of police reports on JT is the utterly sane, local, rational explanations that the perpetrator often gives for ridiculously emotional, violent acts. Is this is a result of the J-E translation? Do police investigators routinely take confessions and tighten them up for grammar and syntax before releasing them to the media? Somehow if this were to happen back in my home country, I would imagine her kicking and screaming and swearing at the police, refusing to talk, babbling, confused, contradicting, etc. Yet here, there's always a well-reasoned explanation that ties everything together neatly.

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Just another day in Japan...

Yeah, why can't Japanese people be like the rest of the world and never kill each other?

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"beaten about the head with a hammer, stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife, and shot with a stun gun"

Lord.... Did she bring all that gear with her? This is one seriously disturbed 20 year old.

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Blimey, she doesn't do things by half.

I hope she gets a very long sentence.

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who had been beaten about the head with a hammer, stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife, and shot with a stun gun

Not in that order, I'd wager.

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She brought knife, hammer, stun gun. Then she says she just lost her temper!!!

Reminds me of a couple found dead in the early 90s who I read about in the paper then: the police reported one knife next to two bodies - he had been stabbed 32 times back and front and her 35 times including 17 times in the back (yes, I remember the numbers), and the police put it down to suicide!!!

And the knives, always wonder if they are like those ones sold in hundred yen shops used in local sasupensu dorama murders?

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Oh, yes! When somebody annoys you just kill them. A perfectly rational response. Hopefully, this girl will get a few years in the pen to consider her options and receive the counselling she desperately needs.

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Can you get a stun gun in Japan?

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I dunno if he wants to be with a female again after this nightmare experience.

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People being interrogated are guided into saying things that will assist the prosecution against them. They don't have access to a lawyer and the interrogation is not recorded.

That's why all these confessions look the same every time.

My favorite part of police reports on JT is the utterly sane, local, rational explanations that the perpetrator often gives for ridiculously emotional, violent acts. Is this is a result of the J-E translation? Do police investigators routinely take confessions and tighten them up for grammar and syntax before releasing them to the media? Somehow if this were to happen back in my home country, I would imagine her kicking and screaming and swearing at the police, refusing to talk, babbling, confused, contradicting, etc. Yet here, there's always a well-reasoned explanation that ties everything together neatly.

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Love, Hate...What's the Difference?

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Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.

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who had been beaten about the head with a hammer, stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife, and shot with a stun gun

the trifecta
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Seems a bit of an over-reaction

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She went full nutjob on the poor guy. Obvoously, he was a great judge of character when it came to her.

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I find it funny my comment got downvoted despite it being pure fact, verifiable yourself by checking the laws for police officers, prosecutors and lawyers. Not a fan of reality?

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Clearly she can't understand why he made such a choice.

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