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Saitama woman held over death of 11-year-old son

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Police on Wednesday arrested a 29-year-old woman over the death of her 11-year-old son at their apartment in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.

According to the police, at around 1 a.m., the boy's mother called her friend and said, "I want you to come over." The man arrived at 2 a.m. at which point he discovered the boy's body. The boy had apparently been strangled. The mother told the man, "I killed him" and the friend called police.

Police said the body was lying face up and wearing only shorts under a blanket on a mattress in the living room. Police will conduct an autopsy Thursday to determine the exact cause of death.

The boy lived alone with his mother and went to Hoshuuhana Elementary School. A school spokesman said: "The boy never once complained of ill-treatment. We had a parent-teacher conference with his mother during the summer break and nothing unusual was noted. He was a lively and energetic boy."

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But... Why?! Someone please tell me there is more to this horrific story...

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Jeez. All nationalist posters should be screaming about this issue and the lack of action!! I'm sorry to peta and others but a child is a million billion billion times more important than a fish or if the us makes too much noise in Okinawa!! There is a sickness that must be addressed!!

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This needs more details.....it's just the bare facts. I hope there is a follow up article to detail why. Poor boy.

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This mother is just a disgrace towards society and should never had the opportunity to have a child. She should be thrown into jail for at least 10 to 15 years and be made to pay the government a 10 million yen fine.

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The mom and the boy were living with the mom's boyfriend in his 40s until June this year and she left the man, moved to a different apartment but she didn't want the boy to transfer to another school so she looked for an apartment in the same area. The boy's school is a very small school and there were only 13 students in the 6th grade.. it was like an "everyone-knows-everyone-else" type of school, and the boy was apparently a very active basketball player. Friends and neighbors said that the mom and boy seemed to have a good relationship and this probably wasn't the result of child abuse or neglect. I wonder what happened to this woman after she and her boyfriend broke up.. The boy was 11 years old, she raised him over a decade by herself and at this point why did she have to kill him? 11-year-old boys are pretty strong.. I wonder if he tried to fight back and I wonder if and how the mom's heart ached.. I don't know, and I am sad that this happened.

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It is probably for the best that she not contribute to the world gene pool.

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buggerlugs: "All nationalist posters should be screaming about this issue and the lack of action!!"

Nah... they're too busy threatening peaceful demonstrators over a documentary!

But again we have a mother killing her child... for what... the second time so far this week? My guess is it will be the usual excuses; she was young when she had him, the father is out of the picture, she was tired of taking care of him, she is the victim, etc. etc. And I'm sure, also as usual, she'll get very little if any help, and a very light sentence of 1 to 3 years in prison. Meanwhile, society here will continue it's rapid descent.

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Ok this kinda news is common everywhere, but what is uncommon is this kinda crime happens frequently in japan. Look likes no one is focusing in these kinda human behaviour here, tired of reading child abuse, sucide and rottened centerians.

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I'll never understand how somebody can kill their own child.... Sad :(

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Thanks fishy! That all sounds so strange... Like, it just doesn't add up. I wonder why this woman would suddenly turn and kill her child...

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All nationalist posters should be screaming about this issue and the lack of action!!

As if the bulk of them could care for a child who was not brought up by his natural parents under marriage. To most, this just seems like a natural consquence or a freak accident under such parentage.

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String her up.

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To send her to jail at taxpayer expense is offensive to me - a taxpayer. We have to pay for her food, her health care, her incarceration, her guards, her facilities (free room and board), ad infinitum. Just who are you trying to punish here?

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She must of just snapped, but surely an 11 year old could handle his frail little Japanese mom.

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Add to my previous post -- the "boyfriend" who this mom broke up with was actually her fiancé and she & the boy had met the fiancé's parents and sister as well (they were living with the fiancé's parents in their house) -- the mom was also taking the boy and his friends out for movies and etc -- makes me think that the relationship between this mom and the ex fiancé was not one of those "casual" relationship or young hostess mom being with a bar boy or anything like that. And according to Japanese news, the boy was telling his friends he was looking forward to going to Tokyo Disneyland with his mom.. and the boy's friends said they saw the boy sending text messages to his mom very often -- also kind of tells me that the boy wasn't neglected. Makes me even more wonder what happened to her.. She told the police that she made the boy take sleeping pills and killed him while he was asleep -- she probably had time to sit down and think while sitting by the sleeping boy before she killed him, wonder what was going through her mind.. and it was the next day (2am) that she called a friend (don't know if this was the fiancé or not) and told him she had killed her son... I just wonder why... I mean.. why.

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goddog-

She must of just snapped, but surely an 11 year old could handle his frail little Japanese mom.

sleeping pills...

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Parent-teacher conference during summer vacation....but "nothing unusual"? Must have been some reason to hold a parent-teacher conference during vacation.

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missbatten-

Parent-teacher conference during summer vacation....but "nothing unusual"? Must have been some reason to hold a parent-teacher conference during vacation.

Parent-teacher conference wasn't just for this particular child. It was for every student. Many elementary schools don't have enough time to conduct parent-teacher conference during the school term because of the increased curriculum so some schools conduct p-t conference during the break.

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Its a cover up

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One thing I would like to know.

How many of the people on threads like this that slam or question the school-system are actually truly familiar with it like for example have kids that attend school, etc.

I often read the school don't do this or that when the total opposite is true but people won't know it unless they are involved with the school system either as a teacher or a parent.

PTA meeting during breaks are common especially around Golden week or Obon as most people take leave around that time.

My sons teacher was at the school everyday during the summer holiday working.

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If she killed him then why was he lying face-up? It doesn't make sense. Why wear a blanket but no shirt? Mattress in the living room? What is this Saitama?

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If she killed him then why was he lying face-up? It doesn't make sense. Why wear a blanket but no shirt?

Because he was lying down and sleeping (he was made to take sleeping pills by his mother) and she choked him while he was asleep. She put a blanket over his body. What's the question here?

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This story makes no sense, there must be a part that is not reported.

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According to the police, at around 1 p.m., the boy’s mother called her friend and said, “I want you to come over.” The man arrived at 2 p.m. at which point he discovered the boy’s body

JT -- the woman called the guy at 1AM (not PM) and he arrived around 2AM (not PM)

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The BEAST reveals its true face! Something must be done to put a stop to these child-killing parents.

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Why are there so many cases of vicious child abuse and also infantcide in Japan? The abortion rate here is one of the highest in the world, too. Abortion is the main form of contraception here. The government needs to take action on this issue, but will it? Saitama is particularly bad for this kind of crime.

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What would another week in Japan be without the ever-present story of a parent killing their child, either intentionally or by neglect? And, don't tell me, she was depressed and couldn't handle the responsibility, as usual. After a decade living here these kinds of articles don't surprise me any more. In fact, I am surprised when I don't see one. RIP kid. You've gone to a better place.

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disillusioned - you've gone to a better place? maybe that's what she was thinking. maybe the kid has gone to a worse place. either way it shows a fairly shallow way of thinking - which we can assume was this woman's problem.

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And there goes on the killing of children by mothers in Japan.

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Why always Saitama? Never been there but they seem to have the lion's share of crime.

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“I killed him”

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The boy had apparently been strangled.

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Police will conduct an autopsy

Well, I guess it makes sense the J-cops are doing their 2% quota of autopsies on crimes where the cause of death is obvious, and they have a confession from the perp.

Maybe this will be practice for their autopsy docs, since they already know how he died..

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latest fun in jpan was killing the innocents kids ... wow i wish death penalty for this crazy mothers ....

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