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Man arrested for beating couple in their 80s outside their home

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Police in Niiza, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat a husband and wife in their 80s with a bamboo stick outside their home.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police says Kazuyuki Saito, who lives near the the elderly couple, beat them several times in front of their house. A neighbor who witnessed the attack called 110.

The couple were taken to hospital with bruises and cuts to their face and head but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

Police said Saito has admitted to the crime but denied intent to kill. They said there had been some bad blood between Saito and the couple.

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What this misses is why he did this cowardly thing. Not very manly of him, regardless of the motive.

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Let "their" system handle it like they always claim.

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"arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder"

"injuries are not life-threatening, police said."

you'll never know who started it....

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"they said there had been some bad blood"

Sorry but bad blood is everywhere these days.

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he forgot to say he was drunk

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he forgot to say he was drunk

Should he have lied and told them he was, if he wasn't?

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Did this human think that what he did would solve anything?

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How do the police know what is life threatening or not?

Beating an eighty year old around the head could cause death by shock, hemorrhage, clotting.

The police are not doctors...

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Saitama is the Florida of Japan...

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I hope Mr. Saito gets a taste of his own medicine in jail.

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Regardless if it was his intent to kill or not, I hope the attempted murder charges stick. I don't often see attempted murder charges getting more than a few months (often you don't hear about the sentencing at all), but it's better than nothing. Then maybe Saito can bump into some of his own medicine in prison. The inmates can just say they didn't attempt to kill him -- just mess him up.

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This is what social isolation and draconian measures due to people, total breakdown in society.

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Saitama is the Florida of Japan...

Saitama is Saitama and Florida is Florida.

A lot of petty crime and skirmishes here and there in Saitama but nowhere near Florida.

Unless you read in the news that a Saitama Man was tasered by police after being caught chewing on his neighbor's face, Saitama will never reach Florida's level.

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@chicanoinjapan well said. I've been to Florida...

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