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Man arrested after fatally stabbing 3 people in Ehime

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Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed three members of a family to death in their home.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect, Satoru Kono, of no fixed occupation or address, attacked Tomoyoshi Iwata, 80, his wife Aiko, 80 and their son Kenichi, 51.

Police received an emergency call from Aiko saying that a man had broken into their house. Police rushed to the scene and found the three victims and Kono with a bloodied knife. The three victims were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Kono was quoted by police as saying he had planned to kill the family.

Police said Kono was a former colleague of Kenichi and believe there was trouble between the two as Kono had been posting insulting remarks about Kenichi on social media recently. Kono also forced his way into the Iwatas' home last month, demanding to see Kenichi, police said Thursday.

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A tragedy.

What's wrong with people

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Tragic. condolences to friends and relatives.

Police said Kono was a former colleague of Kenichi and believe there was trouble between the two as Kono had been posting insulting remarks about Kenichi on social media recently. Kono also forced his way into the Iwatas' home last month, demanding to see Kenichi, police said Thursday.

sadly the state deprives people of the right to protect themselves and their property in Japan. Some clear warning signs here.

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Since there are three victims, there is almost a 100% chance that the killer will be sentenced to death.

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Shocking news.

If this Kono scum is proven to have known what he was doing, he simply must be hung - no ifs or buts. Pure evil.

Rest in Peace to the poor victims.

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Were they probably the main reason for the killer having no fixed occupation and address? Four dead in sum after that little war will end with court and execution, quite an expensive price on both sides…

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A piece of paper will never restrain a psychopath bent on murder. Kono forced his way in a month before but doesn’t read if he was arrested, jailed or even warned off for that prior offense. - Looks like the local PD May failed the family.

RIP. May there be a swift reckoning for this guy.

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And nut bar of the day award goes to… Kono san, RIP Iwatas.

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Now he can have a fix address and a job to do in prison.

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Thomas GoodtimeToday  05:00 pm JST

A tragedy.

What's wrong with people

The same as what everyone suffers from; Ego-centric conditioned mind

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Kono was quoted by police as saying he had planned to kill the family.

Gallows ASAP !!!..

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Drop him high and fast.

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Since there are three victims, there is almost a 100% chance that the killer will be sentenced to death.

Unless he says “sorry”.

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Satoru Kono, of no fixed occupation or address now has one. The sad part is he will probably get out in 3 years after saying he is sorry.

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Japanese police are and absolute joke! Lunatic forced his way in a month prior was posting threatening sons comments and nothing done???

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So, because the son wrote negative things about this man, he killed three people?

Sensitive Much?

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@Michael, I think you’ve got that backwards. The killer, Kono, was posting the insults.

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Scary stuff!

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