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Couple, aged 18 and 19, arrested for death of infant left in bicycle basket

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The parents of a newborn baby were arrested Friday over the death of the infant who died after she was left in the basket of a bicycle in Tokyo's Iitabashi Ward in February.

According to police, the two young parents, an 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, left the baby girl, wrapped in two towels, in the basket of a bicycle outside a house. It was raining at the time of the incident. After the baby was found, she was rushed to the hospital, but died soon after.

According to police, the couple have admitted to the charges. After the woman gave birth to the baby in a nearby hotel, the couple decided they couldn't take care of the infant.

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"the couple decided they couldn’t take care of the infant...."

...so they left it in a bicycle basket in the rain where NO ONE could. They sure is smart.

1st degree murder - hang 'em.

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And people wonder why that one hospital insisted that the whole "baby-hatch" idea was an important and much-needed measure...

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parforthecourse: Sadly, they are not technically adults under law and may avoid prosecution. If they are not tried as adults, they'll simply be sent to a reformatory where they may be let out in less than two years.

Sick stuff.

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I wish there was a way that I could accept all those babies! It hurts so much. Please Jpeople, have babies after you are 40 or something when you can start thinking like normal human beings.

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what the hell? those people have nothing to do in the genetic pool.

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They were 2 selfish people. They knew what they were doing. They knew the baby would die. That is murder.

What difference what their ages are?

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Please Jpeople, have babies after you are 40 or something when you can start thinking like normal human beings.

womanforwoman, that probably is not a good idea either. If you have been on this board long enough, you will see the countless cases of people who were older than these two make some pretty poor choices in regards to dealing with children.

I guess what is needed is a better social services network to help people in this situation. The question I really want to ask is, if the girl is 18 and sneaking off to a hotel with her boyfriend, and they couldn't take care of the baby, it is obvious that she must live at home or with some other adults. Why then, have they not come forward? Or did they even know that an 18 yr old girl living with them was one day fat and the next not fat? I say that becuase I am just assuming that she is probably like the typical Jgirl that age with a small body. Seeing a gain in weight would not be an easy thing to miss. How could they not notice someone with them being pregnant. I guess they just didn't care of do not want to get involved.

That's why, womanforwoman, your idea may not be a good one.

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It's a mix between how can we raise her, we don't have money, we don't care and we prefer to keep on partying for the next years. Such cases are always a reflection of the society. Come on, they're guilty, even if they put it somewhere, they could call somebody (police, hospital) then. J Juniors are looking fully grown up, when they are around 16 to 20, but from the inside they are still trully children don't know how to handle any situation, which causes probably problems. It's the point, where school should start helping them to become self-dependant of whatever they do. Parents don't teach them...

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this is just one very sick, terrible news! so sad! poor little bay girl in the cold rain! RIP baby girl! these 2 young people need to be re-educated and both should have operations to keep them from ever having children. such horrible news, if these idiots would have just used condoms, pills etc..

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This is what you call unnatrual affection. How could a mother or father allow their baby to die alone in the rain, I couldn't imagine doing such a thing? All they had to do was go to the nearest baby hatch.... I think they should got to jail for a long time. R.I.P baby......

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Grrrrrrrrrr....

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This happened in February, and they were just arrested Friday?!

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Baby hatches should be at every convenience store across Japan so kids like this have other options. A Japanese 18y/o has the emotional logic of a 10y/o. In their own minds I'm sure they thought they were doing the right thing. As much as they should be punished, society should wear most of the blame for these kids being in a situation where they thought this was the best course of action. Sad end for the baby, but hopefully, there will be some good come from a bit of public awareness.

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Parents don't teach them...

That's because they rely on the education system to do it for them. Absolutely no common sense whatsoever.

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No, let's condemn these scumbags.

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Condemned!

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teaching sex education in Japan is taboo so these kids go figure out

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Such an excellent display of "good parenting"

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Too bad the adult age has not been changed yet. These two adults should be punished to the full extent of the law. They should be tried as adults and their names made public. The baby died a slow death. I think they should spend 20-30 years on death row and then hanged by the neck until death. The End.

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I hope the couple burn in hell forevermore for taking the life of this poor little bairn....

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