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Man gets 25-year prison term for burning his mother alive

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"It was a cruel and vicious" murder motivated by financial gain through a fire insurance payout.

If there was ever a time that the death penalty should have been applied for a single murder, this would have been the case. Murder for profit, and his mother no less, should have been enough to have the judges hand down the harshest sentence available.

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motivated by financial gain through a fire insurance payout.

That's why he burned his mother alive? He thought he'd get insurance money?

If he does the full twenty five years, he'll have lived longer than she was able to. I hope they never let him out.

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Not only did he murder his own mother, but he did it by one of the most painful ways possible. I don't believe in the death penalty, but for this guy I7ll make an exception

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For some reason."in family" crimes like murder, rape, brutal violence, etc , seem to attract lighter penalties, than if a stranger carried out the terrible deed. 25 years for such a beyond despicable act doesn't match the crime imho. I'm sure if the 52 year old was an unkown man breaking in to steal and committed the act he'd be seeing a death penalty handed down - even though only one life was lost.

Perhaps it's a hangover from the days of not so long ago when domestic crimes(not murder) were often viewed by police as, "That's a family matter".

Strange.

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Beyond belief. His 72 year old mum. One of those stories you wish you’d never heard actually. RIP old dear.

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This is a perfect example where reciprocal punishment should be used (ie torch him).

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Poor Mother,,,

It seems to me killing your family members brings a lighter sentence in this country.

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 there was ever a time that the death penalty should have been applied for a single murder, this would have been the case

Ever a time? There are quite a few per week that deserve the death penalty for a single murder.

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Ever a time? There are quite a few per week that deserve the death penalty for a single murder.

I stand corrected. I don't believe in the death penalty, but you're right. The guy who molested and killed the child who also just got 20 something years is another good example. I stand corrected.

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pretty short sentence for torturing and desecrating a live person

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His own mum, that's a cold-hearted bastard.

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"It was a cruel and vicious" murder motivated by financial gain through a fire insurance payout.

I'm not a religious person, but if there is a hell, I hope his fate is the same as his mother's.

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Screw U in murdering your own mother..... may YOU burn in Hell or suffer purgatory... she gave birth to you bro.... you are no man to do that to your own mother.

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This is ignominious to the cores. The fact he could be liberated in few years is mind boggling.

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should die the same way, a fair punishment.

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Okay. I firmly believe in capital punishment. I know many of you do not.

I respect that. @Yubaru. The crime was hideous. Judge Miura's sentence is beyond belief as so many other cases like this in Japan. Take Mr. Takeda to the gallows pole. Twenty five years for killing his own Mother?

With fire? Alive? For money?

Just inconceivable.

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Cruel and inhumane. Why only 25 year, should be for life.

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A good start compared to the usual light sentences we hear, but still not enough for taking a life, and definitely not for the way he did it and to whom, and for what reason. Let's hope that for this guy it is life... and a hard one for what's left. Let him stew on it for what he's got left.

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