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Nagoya couple arrested for starving 5-year-old daughter over 6 months

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A couple were arrested Wednesday in Nagoya for abusing their five-year-old daughter for over half a year in 2008, withholding food to the point she lost consciousness.

Unemployed Hiroshi Ono and his registered nurse wife Shinobu, both 34, allegedly starved their daughter until she lost consciousness. They took her to the hospital in December 2008. At the time she weighed in at seven kilograms, under half the average weight of a girl her age. The pair had reportedly been purposely withholding food from the girl since May 2008. Both parents admit to the charges.

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WTF is wrong with these people? Please, have the courage to take your kid to a safe place, fill their pockets with all the money you have, and then go jump of a building. (onto an empty street please)

Slow, brutal starvation is horribly evil, and smacks of complete cowardice on the parents part.

I hope the kid recovers, and the parents never get out of jail.

And what the mother-F has been happening since they took the kid to the hospital in DECEMBER 2008??????

They were only arrested on Wednesday?

Hello? J-Police? Anybody Home?

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The mother was a registered nurse of all things. So she was completely aware of the ramifications of what she was doing such as permanent kidney damage and other organ damage caused by the increase in blood acidity as the muscle tissue starts to be metabolised. This is cruelty of the highest order and in most other countries the nation would be in shock and asking whats gone wrong with society.

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his registered nurse wife Shinobu

" I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavour to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care."

So much for that oath she took.

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what the hell? if they don't want to take care of their daughter, they should just take her to the orphanage instead of starving her.

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The saddest thing is, these two sadistic morons won't even be charged over this. There will be no 'suspended sentence'. They will receive a slap on the wrist and go home to continue abusing their daughter.

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From memory, I don't think the Hippocratic oath actually exists in Japan.

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Another sad case of many more to come. Hope the little angel recovers with no permanent damage. Wonder what the "Defendors" will say about this one. Yes "Defendors" we all know this happens outside of here.

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Words cannot explain how sad and angry this story makes me feel.

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What was the reason?

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A nurse?????? Oh well, just put all the blame on the husband.

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Man did the J Police get lost going to the house?

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From memory, I don't think the Hippocratic oath actually exists in Japan.

You may be correct, but I did see it being performed on a FNN drama a few years back.

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Very sad.

You have to wonder what the Ono's extended family & friends thought (if they have any) what the hell was going on with this little girl.

And yes even more tragically these parents will claim stress or that they were not responsible for their actions due to no toilet training when they were kids as a way of exonerating themselves of any wrongdoing.

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They will get a slap on the wrist, the mother will loose her job too, and the child get blamed for causing the trouble.

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So sad and so tragic. Maybe they were poor or mentally sick

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these people need to be prevented from breeding.. utterly disgusting.

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Horribly shocking. The shock is the more severe when you begin to realize real monsters may be living in your neighborhood.

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At least this one didn't die...

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This happened two years ago and they are just being arrested now?! And the mother was a nurse?! 7 kilos is about the weight of a 6 month old baby. How could anyone do that to their 5 year old child?!! Absolutely abominable!

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Is there a contest going on that I don't know about? It seems, about once every 10 - 15 days, there's a new way to kill/maim/torture your own child. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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The father is unemployed and the mother is a registered nurse, and they intentionally withheld food from the child for 6 months. Obviously the child had SOME food or she wouldn't have lasted much longer than a week or two. It's almost like they were conducting some bizarre experiment on their child to see what the bare minimum was needed to keep her alive and six months later they had to quit the experiment and bring her to the hospital.

Sadly, these monsters have probably permanently damaged the poor girl's body, stunting growth mechanisms and damaging organs. So even if she recovers, she won't be able to lead a completely "normal" life.

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Unbelievably sick bastards in Nagoya; damned idiots.

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yup, at least she didn't die and left alone until the body rotten. what's wrong with these people? So, what is the reason for this incident this time? Mom and dad both wanted free time? Or they are simply mentally "SICK."

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sad thing is someone probably said their child was fatter than the others. Have met a woman at the park who told me her daughter shouldn't be eating so much because she was on a "diet" when my daughter tried sharing some senbei.

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