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Man arrested for fatally stabbing mother-in-law

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Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he fatally stabbed his 57-year-old mother-in-law at her home in Kasama City.

According to police, Tomoko Kotani was stabbed in the neck and face in the garden of her home at around around noon on Monday, Fuji TV reported. A blood-stained knife was left in the garden. Her daughter called 110 and Kotani was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The daughter’s husband, Daichi Kodama, a company employee who lives apart from his wife in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, initially fled the scene but was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. Monday while walking along a street in Kasama City.

Police said Kodama has admitted to stabbing his mother-in-law but has so far given no motive.

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This country really has some issues with family members killing each other and the number of suicides. Very sad state of affairs that should be looked into and help offered to people so desperate they resort to this.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

I am actually not surprised it doesnt happen more often here.

17 ( +22 / -5 )

I am actually not surprised it doesnt happen more often here.

Me too, but with daughter-in-laws attacking mother-in-laws.

I've heard some horror stories of how the young brides are treated sometimes.

18 ( +23 / -5 )

Its best not to care what Mother and Father in law think. Saves lives.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

A mother in law? oh well I'll wait the second part of the story b4 judging to conclusion

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Another day another one. And this time both of them were relatively young. Too many people have anger management issues yet the jgov continue to turn a blind eye to it.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

Maybe he thought his MIL was behind his marital problems.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

I read somewhere that stabbing / shooting someone in the face indicates hatred for the victim; the perp aims for that area to erase the existence of the victim via their most prominent features. If this is true then, well guess this guy didn't have the best relationship with his MiL.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Pretty graphic details but ‘details’ nonetheless for a JT “Crime” story. Still, always enough room for speculation: Perhaps another Japanese man that couldn’t handle the separation from and issues with his wife and therefore, struck out and removed the one person she loved more and will be forever haunted by her absence.

- “Kotani was stabbed in the neck and face in the garden of her home at around around noon on Mon. A blood-stained knife was left in the garden, Her daughter called 110, Kotani was rushed to hospital, pronounced dead on arrival. The daughter’s husband, Kodama, a co employee who lives apart from his wife, fled the scene but was in custody 6:30pm Mon. Kodama has admitted to stabbing his mother-in-law but has so far given no motive.”

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

I actually get along better with my MIL than my wife. I respect that she works.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

…someone in the face indicates hatred for the victim…

And what indicates any other target area then, in your opinion? Still a rest of love or so? lol

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

my MIL is way too involved in our lives and on how to raise our daughters but i've never even thought of killing her...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Too many anger problems here.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

iddlers

This country really has some issues with family members killing each other and the number of

....because you read occasional stories of murder in the news, in a nation of 125 million? Get some perspective.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Family Feuds go back thousands of years, if you can survive them U R A Champ.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I know a lot of Mother in Laws are not liked BUT Damn Stabbing her to Death .... I guess she really got under her son in laws skin .... RIP

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