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Man arrested for attempted murder of woman he claims wanted to commit suicide

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Police in Nagoya have arrested a 31-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempting to kill a 19-year-old woman whom he had met on a social media site where she had expressed a desire to pay someone to help her commit suicide.

According to police, Yuya Akiyama, of no fixed address, met the woman on Twitter last November, Fuji TV reported. Akiyama told police the woman was looking for someone to help her kill herself and that she would pay for that “service.” The two arranged to meet, went to a shop and bought a knife, and then went to Meijo Park in Nagoya’s Kita Ward, where Akiyama stabbed the woman in the stomach. He left straightaway.

However, a passerby saw the woman collapsed on the ground and called police. The woman was taken to hospital and survived, police said.

Akiyama was arrested after police traced him through the girl's Twitter account. Police said he has partially admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying he stabbed the woman but did not do so in a manner intending to kill her.

Police did not reveal if the woman actually paid Akiyama any money.

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What kind of ghoul would ever get involved in this?

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"He was quoted as saying he stabbed the woman but did not do so in a manner intending to kill her."

Thats the whole point, she wanted another person to help her die. thats why you both arrange to meet up their.

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Suspicious, just jump. Why pay a stranger and die in pain?

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No surprise, such a sick world consequently consists also of such sick people.

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Tragicomedy.

...if you want to do it right do it yourself...

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@GoodlucktoyouToday

where to jump and why? Life is not a joke.

"Scare up some hope - you're gonna need it just to cope

You are the decision, numbers don't lie

When you bite the dust, was it for purpose or for trust?

You'll never relive it; think before you die

Yeah, think, think before you die"

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Sick Minds Do Sickening things.

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Grief. There are people like this in the world?

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Probably a most painful way to die. I hope the woman recovers physically and mentally.

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 Akiyama stabbed the woman in the stomach. He left straightaway.

He was quoted as saying he stabbed the woman but did not do so in a manner intending to kill her.

Police did not reveal if the woman actually paid Akiyama any money.

You just have to at least chuckle at some of some of these blunderheads. He didn't finish the job because he didn't get paid.

Now she would forever have a scar to remind her of this stupid point in her life where she asked someone to kill her.

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