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Man pleads guilty to fatally abusing girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter in Okayama

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A 40-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally abusing his 35-year-old girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter, during the first session of his lay jury trial at the Okayama District Court.

According to the indictment, Seiji Funabashi abused Mao Nishida who died due to hypoxic encephalopathy in 2022, Kyodo News reported Thursday.

Prosecutors said Funabashi stripped the girl naked and punched her face several times between Sept 8 and Sept 25, 2021, while her mother, Aya Nishida, did nothing to stop him.

The court heard that the child was also forced to stand in a large pot for a long time with her fingers in her mouth.

On September 25, Funabashi wrapped Mao in a futon and left her inside a closet for about an hour and 20 minutes.

The child died from hypoxic encephalopathy in January 2022.

Her mother has also been arrested and charged with causing death by confinement.

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Sounds like a great candidate for my penal homestay program. He is welcome to come study abroad at Massachusetts Correctional Institution- Shirley for 6 months where he will learn how American maximum security prisoners treat child abusers.

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The child died from hypoxic encephalopathy in January 2022.

The poor girl suffocated. Hypoxic encephalopathy is, I believe, a medical diagnosis for babies, and not something used to describe suffocation caused by an external blocking of air by a monster in human form or an idiot.

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Save the country some tax money, he admitted her death, she admitted doing nothing, hang them both next week.

Thousands of yen saved by quickly dealing with the situation and hopefully deterring others from this kind of pathetic cowardly crime.

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Unbelievable what some inhumans can do, They both knew what they were doing but did not give a dam about that poor little girl. I can only imagine the sad life she had before her death, because it is almost obvious she was abused previously.

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Monsters in human form. They need to swing.

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Sounds like a great candidate for my penal homestay program. He is welcome to come study abroad at Massachusetts Correctional Institution- Shirley for 6 months where he will learn how American maximum security prisoners treat child abusers.

New York would be better. Send him to Riker's. I'm sure they will welcome him.

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Send him to Riker's.

Nah, that’s just the lockup for prisoners awaiting trial. They have something to lose. While some real stuff goes down in there, he’d be better off amongst lifers who don’t give a hoot.

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Sounds like he needs to be punched in the face, repeatedly.

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Where was the actual father in all of this? What about grandparents? Just like every other time this horrible kind of story gets reported, they just don't seem to be around. Why is it that so many single mothers and young children here seem to end up with feral sub-creatures like this Funabashi specimen?

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Both of these pieces of vermin need to be hung. Whatever happens to them, I hope and pray for a sleepless, agonising existence filled with endless fear - haunted by what they've done.

Rest in Peace to the poor little girl. But for the misfortune of being connected to these two animals, she should have gone on to live a fulfilling, wonderful life. Who knows what she could have achieved.

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Ladies, there are men out their that look at your children with an ex as a daily reminder that you "belonged" to someone else. They don't want your kid....

You don't need these guys. Your Children really, really don't need them.

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I expect the judge to determine an appropriate sentence (death penalty or life in prison), considering factors like the severity of the abuse, and the child's condition of death to both parties involved.

RIP little angel Mao-chan!!

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I just can't believe what I am reading.

Animals behave better than these demons.

Both should spend the rest of their lives in Jail.

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Gallows, Gallows!!!!...

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hang them both next week.

With murderous attitudes like that, why bother? Just legalize murder across the board and really...

Save the country some tax money

....by just tossing the cost of killing into the public sector.

Life in prison fits in this case. But killing just justifies the other killing and promotes that idea that if you have a problem with someone, you just kill them to save trouble and money.

Civilized people don't say such things.

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