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Police arrest suspect in Kyoto Animation studio arson attack that killed 36

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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This whole story stinks! My tax payer money went to rehabilitating this twat after he sustained severe burns in committing arson that killed several innocent people. WTF!!! They should have let this piece of trash burn and suffer from his wounds!

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@mph-1212

"They should just hurry up and hang him already."

What? No. There's a price to pay for 36 deaths and all those he injured.

He's 42, we need him on his feet so he can pay that price (bear with me). Upon deciding how many years he's going to get, we need to introduce Mr. Aoba here to the concept of "hard labor". 12-16 hour shifts of digging ditches only to fill them back in, turning big rocks into small rocks, that sort of thing. They can take a percentage of what scanty pay he makes for restitution purposes. Add to that the crappy food he's going to get for every single meal, a hard bunk or uncomfortable futon, dealing with the pain of his self-inflicted burns, knowing he's highly unlikely to see the outside ever again.

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Imagine being the person responsible for feeding this a-hole. They should just hurry up and hang him already.

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Excellent candidate for that Special Place in Hell..

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I wonder if the stigma associated with discussing mental health issues in Japan played any part in exacerbating the suspect's situation. Did he feel ashamed to ask for help, or did he decide to commit the selfish act anyway in spite of getting the support he needed?

@JJ W

I think, in this case, there wasn’t much help to be had. From what we know, this wasn’t a man who was crying out for help. He decided one day that those people needed to die for a perceived injustice. While I agree that we ought to remove the stigma surrounding mental health, we also shouldn’t allow it to act as some kind of justification.

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I'm of two ways about this. Let him live and he may have some remorse 1 day, but you have to take care of him up until that day. You sentence him to death and you get guaranteed vengeance. As I want to crush his spirit, I'm for a gen pop sentence 360 years with the names of those he killed tattooed to his hands, forearms and legs visible to him at all times. If he removes a name it will be reapplied. Yes I understand how humane this is.

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If medical ressources were used for him that then were lacking for others, it would rub me the wrong way.

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I don't support the death penalty, at it simply brings "us" down to "their" level.

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I only regret his mental health issues will spare him the death penalty. He did such a horrible act of evil.

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People like that have mental issues, thus giving them life in prison to think about it is useless. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.Those of you asking for a life sentence are sadly mistaken.

To lump the broad spectrum of mental diseases together into one thing ("mental issues") is where you're sadly mistaken. To make a sweeping generalization about what "they" do, don't do, or can't do is idiotic. How about waiting for a professional diagnosis from an expert who has actually spoken to the man before giving us your wonderful analysis?

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He's gonna suffer the pain of burns for years

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Resuscitated so he can be executed. I'd lke to say I'm sympathetic but...

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The AvengerToday  03:13 pm JST

The hate some people carry around . . .

Do you mean the kind of hate that causes one to kill 36 innocent people and injure 33 others without warning?

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People like that have mental issues, thus giving them life in prison to think about it is useless. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

Those of you asking for a life sentence are sadly mistaken.

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Give him the fear of dying at any day, then when the time is just right snap his spine without mercy. He deserves no less.

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If found guilty, it would be more punishment to force this individual to survive for the next 2 or so 3 decades, rather than the mercy of hanging him by the neck. Perhaps he will get a tiny sense of the pain all these families will go through forever.

Rest in Peace to the poor the 36 innocent victims.

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I hope every single victim and/or family members of those who lost their lives are given a front row seat to the justice system deciding this scoundrel's fate.

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The hate some people carry around . . .

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Aoba sustained severe burns on his face, torso and limbs, and was unconscious for weeks. He reportedly still cannot walk or feed himself without assistance.

Japanese television footage Wednesday showed Aoba, his face scarred and eyebrows lost apparently from the fire, strapped to a stretcher as he was carried into a police station

still not good enough. What else can be done to him?

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Aoba sustained severe burns on his face, torso and limbs, and was unconscious for weeks. He reportedly still cannot walk or feed himself without assistance.

If anyone deserves it...

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What he did was so evil beyond description. He killed innocent people who had done nothing against him.

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I wonder if the stigma associated with discussing mental health issues in Japan played any part in exacerbating the suspect's situation. Did he feel ashamed to ask for help, or did he decide to commit the selfish act anyway in spite of getting the support he needed?

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Let him think about his crime right up to the point his neck is snapped like a dry twig.

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Please don't give this guy the pleasure of the death penalty. Give him 36 life sentences on top of all the other sentences he can get, and put him in the most general prison population he can be in once recovered as much as he can. Let him think on what he's done for the rest of his miserable, pain-filled life.

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