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Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman walking along street

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Police in Tako, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he attacked a 53-year-old woman with a knife on Saturday.

According to police, Shoya Atenbo, a farmer, drove up behind the woman at around 4:20 p.m., Fuji TV reported. He got out of his car and stabbed the woman in the face and chest before getting back into his car.

The woman also suffered multiple bruises and contusions to her face and chest while resisting the attack. Police said the woman told them she did not know the man.

Police said the woman was taken to hospital where doctors said her injuries were not life-threatening. She was able to give police the license number of the car.

Police said Monday that Atenbo has partially denied the charge and quoted him as saying, “I didn’t intend to kill her.” They said he alluded to wanting to sexually assault the woman.

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Sexually assault her with a knife. Right.

Attempted murder, nothing less.

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I live in Chiba but have never heard of Takao before.

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Sorry, that is a typo. It should be Tako.

Another senseless knife attack in Japan with no apparent motive nor connection between the assailant and the victim.

-“Police said the woman told them she did not know the man.” -

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Editor: Slight typo, 4th paragraph:

“*She was abler to give police the license number of the car.”*

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Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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That's rather bad behaviour, jumping out of a car and stabbing a person. What kind of thought process has to be happening for this to take place?

What, in short, is wrong with people?

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Physco. Lock him up an throw away the key.

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Sexually assault her with a knife. Right. Attempted murder, nothing less.

You know why he does that right? Because of the way the Japanese law works, claiming sexual assault or rape significantly lowers your punishment. By proving that the injury was caused by attempted sexual assault he will limit his sentence to suspended time at most if prosecuted at all. While if he was charged with regular assault or attempted murder he would need to serve time in prison for sure.

It is amazing that sexual assault became an actual effective criminal defense strategy.

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At least he remembers...

"He got out of his car and stabbed the woman in the face and chest "

B.S. "I didn’t intend to kill her.” 

WTF she did not know the man. SO WHAT!

She definitely needed the Mace, take heed.

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"stabbed the woman in the face and chest"

..

How far was it from her heart?

In the past when a nonJ stabbed someone in the chest, they give how many cm it is from the heart, etc.

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Mad dogs with rabies attack people or other creatures because of a disease inside them. This man is no different from them. He must be kept away from people for life.

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They said he alluded to wanting to ?

He partially denied the charges ?

I sincerely hope the poor lady recovers rapidly from that aweful physical and emotional traumatic experience.

Lock him up and throw away the key !

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blahblah222Today 06:39 pm JST

It is amazing that sexual assault became an actual effective criminal defense strategy.

When you consider that sexual assault isn't taken very seriously as a crime, this shouldn't be surprising.

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Notice he stabbed a middle aged lady. He wouldn’t take on someone that would fight back. Another cowardly random stabbing.

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I feel terrible for this woman. I really hope she will be okay. This suspect should either be locked up for life with no parole or be executed.

I know this is not the first time this kind of thing has occurred. What is going on in Japan. I thought it is one of the safest if not the safest country in the world like neighboring Taiwan. Japan is a first world country like European Countries such as Sweden or other East Asian Nations like Korea or Taiwan. What do Sweden, Korea and Taiwan do to prevent these types of incidents???

Is it safe to visit Japan as a tourist???!

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girl_in_tokyoT

When you consider that sexual assault isn't taken very seriously as a crime, this shouldn't be surprising.

Obviously the idea was that it's amazing any society would treat sexual assault lightly. I don't think the comment reflects actual surprise but, rather, indignation. In short, you're too literal.

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Now that the man actually alluded that he wanted to sexually assault her will another charge be added because he incriminated himself based on his intent?

Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman walking along street

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"he wanted to sexually assault her will another charge be added because he incriminated himself based on his intent?"

....

Brilliant point, we need more like that. IMO the J-sys, will customarily go with an assuasive allegation.

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