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Mother arrested over attempted murder of 11-year-old son

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Police in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday they gave arrested a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she hit 11-year-old son with a hammer.

According to police, Eri Shiribiki hit her son on the head with a hammer in the bathroom at their home at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. She also stabbed him in the stomach and buttocks.

The boy ran out of the house to a neighbor and said his mother had attacked him. The neighbor called 110.

The boy was taken to hospital with ahead injury and his condition was stable on Thursday, The boy lives with his mother, 9-year-old brother and 41-year-old father who had not returned home from work at the time of the incident. The 9-year-old boy was not harmed.

Police said Shiribiki has admitted to the charge but said she has so far given not motive for attacking her son.

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Okay child welfare workers and police, you get another chance to prevent children from being murdered by their parents. Let's try a bit harder this time. I know it's difficult given your rank incompetence, but do your best. Might I suggest removing both children from their parents?

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Or how about imprisoning to guilty party long enough for her children to grow and leave the house

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Or how about imprisoning to guilty party long enough for her children to grow and leave the house

Or how about not jumping to conclusions and first letting them find out if this woman was in a state of delusion or not before pronouncing her guilty.

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there really needs to be comprehensive mental examinations for people before they have children. She's clearly an unfit mother and an awful human being. Jail time and sterilization to prevent her doing it again

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Strangerland does it matter? the boy is lucky he is alive. when was the last time you use hammer and knife towards to your children? Never! Right? If she is mental... lock her up...if she is not even worse...lock her up...

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Or how about not jumping to conclusions and first letting them find out if this woman was in a state of delusion or not before pronouncing her guilty.

Agreed. From the down votes, it's apparent some people aren't into the whole innocent until proven guilty thing.

Strangerland does it matter? the boy is lucky he is alive. when was the last time you use hammer and knife towards to your children? Never! Right? If she is mental... lock her up...if she is not even worse...lock her up...

Yes, it does matter because democracies only punish people that are culpable of crimes. If someone is delusional, they need mental health care, not punishment.

If you don't like this, feel free to move to China or the DPRK.

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Strangerland does it matter?

Of course it does. We're talking about whether or not someone is guilty of a crime. That matters a lot in a lawful society.

the boy is lucky he is alive. when was the last time you use hammer and knife towards to your children? Never! Right?

Ok, but that has nothing to do with determining whether this person is legally guilty of a crime or not.

If she is mental... lock her up...if she is not even worse...lock her up...

If she was in her right mind, and knew right from wrong, yes, lock her up. But if she was in a state of insanity, and was not able to determine right from wrong, then definitely help her fix her mental state, and if/while that means keeping her restricted from society so as to protect society, then yes, do so. But punishing someone for having a broken brain makes no sense. It serves no purpose other than to make people feel better in the Age of Outrage. It's actually detrimental to society to punish someone for being broken.

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Pretty harsh mom.

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What is wrong with this women ???? She really wanted him dead, she used a Hammer on his head then stabbed him twice. Not Mother of the year material. Well as a former single father of three Handsome sons who are all college graduates I wish the father of these two boys the best of LUCK in raising these boys. Being a single father is not difficult at all as long as you have a good relationship with your children a good routine & you keep your temper in check it's easy and enjoyable ... Hope this does not scare the little boy for life.

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Or how about not jumping to conclusions and first letting them find out if this woman was in a state of delusion or not before pronouncing her guilty.

She smashed his head with a hammer and stabbed in the butt and stomach. Pretty safe to say that she is guilty as hell!

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As others said, the mental health excuse is tosh!

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She smashed his head with a hammer and stabbed in the butt and stomach. Pretty safe to say that she is guilty as hell!

No it's not, because if she was not able to distinguish right from wrong when she did it, she wouldn't be guilty of a crime.

And as no one has examined her yet, and you are reading a few paragraphs in another language on the subject, it's not safe to say that she is guilty at all. It's in fact irresponsible, as it creates the mindthink of guilty until proven innocent. And that's how people are in the Age of Outrage - always angry. Someone is always at fault, and the outraged always know exactly who it is, even though that's not logically possible.

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No it's not, because if she was not able to distinguish right from wrong when she did it, she wouldn't be guilty of a crime.

Absolute rubbish!

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@sesnsei258

I gave you a thumbs down.

Or how about imprisoning to guilty party long enough for her children to grow and leave the house

Her youngest is 9. That's not long enough for attempted murder! How about imprisoning her until she can no longer have children! But before that, strangerland is right. Let's find out more

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The point is, mental health facility or prison upon determination / conviction, she shouldn't have contact with the children.

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Absolute rubbish!

Um, no it's not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity_defense

Weird how you people "absolute rubbish", while not only providing nothing to support such an assertion, but actually taking a stance that is very clearly provable as wrong.

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Strangerland is basically correct on the law, but in the Japanese (with German roots) tripartite system it is arranged a bit differently so insanity does not interfere with the subjective aspect of the Tabestand (roughly equivalent to mens rea). After the objective and subjective elements are established Defendant is presumed to be unlawful and leading from their presumed to be culpable and from there to a conviction. The onus is on the defense to establish insanity.

So I'll be waiting for the defense to establish any insanity. In the meantime, I'll be with the crowd calling for this mother's head.

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So I'll be waiting for the defense to establish any insanity. In the meantime, I'll be with the crowd calling for this mother's head.

Guilty until proven innocent. Got it.

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