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Man arrested for attempted murder of wife

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Police in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture, have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his wife at their home.

According to police, Koki Harada, a company employee, stabbed his wife, who is also in her 50s, in the chest as she slept at around 4:40 a.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim was able to call 110. She was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, but her wound will take about two weeks to heal, police said.

Police said Harada has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he was just threatening his wife and had no intent to kill her. Harada was also admitted to hospital with wounds, police said, adding that he was charged on Saturday.

Police said that in late March, Harada’s wife had consulted them about being abused by her husband on several occasions. Police and a lawyer advised her to separate from her husband but she did not do so. In April, when police checked on the woman, she said everything was OK.

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You were threatening her while she slept? Who's going to believe that?

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Police said that in late March, Harada’s wife had consulted them about being abused by her husband on several occasions. Police and a lawyer advised her to separate from her husband but she did not do so. 

Extreme incompetence by the police. When someone alleges abuse, police are meant to investigate and bring charges, not simply tell the victim to leave the abuser.

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I remember when I went to the police station and told them my ex wife had tried to stab me in the chest with a kitchen knife in front of my son... they just started laughing until I opened up my bag and showed them all the knifes and showed them videos of her hitting me and always yelling at breaking things in the house... if you want help from police here you have to record, record and record...

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"stabbed his wife, who is also in her 50s, in the chest as she slept "

dirty deeds done dirt cheap...

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"abused by her husband on several occasions."

perhaps a escalating routine

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he waited for her to crash out, appears to be planned. pretty devious.

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Police said Harada has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he was just threatening his wife and had no intent to kill her. 

Yeah, she fell on the knife, right? It’s strange how he believes threatening his wife with a knife is a lessor offense.

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@Matthew Thomas

" I went to the police station and told them my ex wife had tried to stab me in the chest with a kitchen knife in front of my son... they just started laughing"

yeah I heard similar stories..... real professional.

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Should go without saying but forget the separation now, just divorce this guy while you still have the power to do it.

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A woman I used to know married a man who, in a fit of rage, broke both her arms, her jaw, and tried to strangle her. As far as I'm aware, they still live together.

Go figure.

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Stockholm Syndrome, a manifestation of the low self-esteem that is inculcated into women by the patriarchal male-dominated hierarchy. Women here would be much better off having nothing to do with men, so the society makes them economically subordinate to them, and thus dependent. Invalid CSRF

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"There's no reason to ever hit a woman!" Really?

Watch Bill Burr's comedian routine on that very topic.

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he was just threatening his wife and had no intent to kill her.

That's why I stabbed her in the chest....

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"There's no reason to ever hit a woman!" Really?

Really.

Watch Bill Burr's comedian routine on that very topic.

Nope.

That's something I made my own mind up as a kid. I don't need a comedian to persuade me about violence, thanks all the same.

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