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Mother arrested for attempted murder after stabbing 6-year-old daughter

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Kagawa prefectural police have arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her six-year-old daughter in the chest with a knife at their home in Shodoshima.

Police said the suspect has partially denied the allegation by stating she had no intention of killing her daughter, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the woman also had stab wounds to her neck and stomach, and said she will undergo a psychiatric test to determine to what extent she is criminally liable.

Police said the incident occurred on the afternoon of April 9. The child sustained knife wounds to her stomach, but her condition is stable, police said, adding she has been placed in a child welfare center.

The mother was arrested on Monday after she was discharged from hospital.

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Terrible to read this story, again.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

49-year-old woman with a 6-year-old daughter. so was this an unplanned pregnancy at 43? no wonder she couldn't cope.

she will undergo psychiatric tests

meanwhile, all attempts should be made to track down the father...

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

This kind of murder is the worst, murdering their own children, a six years old girl. She is very sick!

9 ( +10 / -1 )

meanwhile, all attempts should be made to track down the father...

Why is that?

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Another of the, "did not intend to kill" claims. Is there a legal defense in Japanese law that allows such a claim to be made after an arrest?

Due to the stab wounds on the mother, assuming they were self inflicted, (hard to know as it wasn't specified in the article), was this another murder/suicide attempt?

Finally, who reported this incident to the police?

Lots of information left for the reader to speculate on. Not a good standard in reporting news.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

her six-year-old daughter has been placed in a child welfare center

that's why!!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Don't know what happened between the woman and the father of the child but please leave the children alone in any domestic matters.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

She was also arrested in November 2022 for stabbing her daughter in the back, but later released without charge.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

She was also arrested in November 2022 for stabbing her daughter in the back, but later released without charge.

WTF!?

S

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Poor girl. I hope she can forget this someday.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

meanwhile, all attempts should be made to track down the father...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

This scum, evil woman should be jailed for life. Let her rot. TWICE in two years stabbing this innocent, defenceless little child. Unforgivable.

I just hope the poor little girl finds a loving family and can move on.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

so who would adopt the girl if they could? surely i'm not the only one...

vote + for YES,

vote - for NO

1 ( +2 / -1 )

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