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Man suspected of killing wife, 11-month-old daughter

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A 28-year-old woman and her 11-month-old daughter have been found dead, while the woman’s 33-year-old husband was found wounded in the bathtub in in their apartment in Kagoshima City.

The bodies are found at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The man and his family had been due to visit his mother for the New Year holidays but when they didn't show up, she went to the apartment. Finding it locked, she sought help from a nearby koban (police box).

Police believe the man may have stabbed his wife and child, who were declared dead at the scene, and then tried to kill himself, Sankei Shimbun reported. It appeared he had gotten into the bathtub and then stabbed himself in the neck and chest.

The apartment was locked and the door chain on and police said it was unlikely that anyone entered the second-floor apartment from the outside.

The man is in hospital where his condition was listed as stable on Sunday. Police said they will wait until the man recovers before questioning him.

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I hate to think that a man is able to kill his own 11-month-old daughter. Surely there must be something to keep you from going through with it.

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I understand how u can get so mad at your spouse that you wish they would just roll over and die. But to act on it? And a baby? Your own child? The coward should have just killed himself if he was so unhappy.

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Kishida better act fast with the distribution of wealth else there will be more cases.

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drlucifer

"Kishida better act fast with the distribution of wealth else there will be more cases."

> > > > > yeah like more head butts, hammer time, pyros, train attacks, gropers, hit and runs, murders, lewd snap shots, street fights , and robberies etc. Helly new year

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The only fit punishment for this evil killer is execution. And not a single tear will be shed anywhere when it happens. Spare me the excuses about stress, difficulties raising a family etc. Everyone has to deal with these. He has forfeited the privelege of being kept alive.

Rest in Peace to the poor mother and baby.

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The only fit punishment for this evil killer is execution.

I would think that would be the easy way out for this guy, who obviously wants to die anyway.

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Fighto!Today  10:10 am JST

The only fit punishment for this evil killer is execution. And not a single tear will be shed anywhere when it happens. Spare me the excuses about stress, difficulties raising a family etc. Everyone has to deal with these. He has forfeited the privelege of being kept alive.

If he is sentenced to death he probably will be kept alive on death row for a decade or two at least. All things said and done the capital punishment system in Japan is a bit crap, really.

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I can not imagine how this unfolded. Walk away if you are angry but never do anything. Terrible.

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Another sub-human scum who deserves nothing but the long drop. Crimes against children are unforgivable.

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Hang him. Any person who can willingly kill a helpless infant, let alone their infant deserves nothing less than capital punishment.

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Shame is a highly irrational force. The wife might have bullied him and herself into such a state (how can we face my mother when you...) and even coerced him into murder suicide for all we know.

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Cowardly exit that is sadly still too common in Japan.

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"Killed his wife and infant daughter.

Not a man but a Maniac.

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The terrible price of terminal desperation...and possibly undiagnosed mental illness. Survival may be the worst sentence that Life could give this man, beyond anything retributive 'Justice' might assign. And 'execution', to make the State a co-conspirator in this man's desire to die? To spend considerable resources on State 'revenge' rather than spent on proactive early recognition and prevention that might have saved, if not him, his innocent wife and child from the desperation his inability to overcome, to meet his own expectations, drove him? "Happy New Year" has become an ever more recognizably archaic wish and, perhaps, "Please have a BRAVE New Year!" more appropriate.

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momocloJan. 3  07:14 am JST

I hate to think that a man is able to kill his own 11-month-old daughter. Surely there must be something to keep you from going through with it.

It's called 'human nature', a 'conscience' or a 'soul'.

Survival may be the worst sentence that Life could give this man, beyond anything retributive 'Justice' might assign. 

Life imprisonment would put him in a mental hell as a punishment before he goes to hell in the afterlife. Unless he cleans up his act.

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I agree with other posters in that the death penalty solves nothing and would just be feeding into this psycho’s desire to die. Sure, life in solitary is more of a burden on the taxpayers but it’s a hell of a lot more punishment than death.

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GaijinjlandToday  05:47 am JST

I agree with other posters in that the death penalty solves nothing and would just be feeding into this psycho’s desire to die. Sure, life in solitary is more of a burden on the taxpayers but it’s a hell of a lot more punishment than death.

A prime example is this head of a small Islamist terror cult that tried to destroy the World Trade Centers in the basements, in early 1993. The plot failed and the head already had a death sentence in his native Egypt. He wanted to be executed 9as a 'martyr') probably so that his death could inspire more terror. Since there was probably no expidition treaty between the US and Egypt, he was sentenced to life imprisonment in solitary detention. He died that way a few years ago, with hardly a mention in the media. He spent over 20 years in the 'hole' but his death didn't inspire other terrorists. Unfortunately there were other crazy pukes to deal with too. In 1993 the US also had to deal with the Branch Davidians and militia scum.

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