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Two 15-yr-old boys sent to family court for assaulting 8-yr-old boy

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Two 15-year-old boys arrested last month for assault and attempted murder after they allegedly beat up and threw an 8-year-old boy into the sea in Omuta City had their case referred to the Kurume branch of the Fukuoka Family Court on Tuesday.

Police said the two boys, along with three other boys aged 11-12, accosted the third-grade elementary school boy in a store on Aug 6 and took him to a park where they punched and kicked him, and burned him with lit cigarettes. They then took the boy to a harbor about 700 meters away and threw him into the water.

The boy managed to climb up a ladder back onto the pier, but he sustained bone fractures and other serious injuries in the prolonged attack. He was spotted by an officer on patrol after his parents had reported him missing.

One of the boys arrested was quoted by police as saying: “We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.”

Police added the other boy arrested recorded the violence with his mobile phone camera, which showed the victim crying and being attacked for several minutes in the park.

© Wire reports

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I hope they get everything they deserve and then some more.

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“We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.”

Idiots

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Japan is peaceful country.

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it breaks my heart to even just imagine how scared the 8-year-old boy was.

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>“We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.”

Throw the book at them.

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We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.”

Thanks for admitting to the premeditation. So, this is attempted murder. I am not sure what that is worth in the J family court system but I hope these kids are locked up for a long time.

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This case has been on my mind since reading about it last month. Anyway, I hope the prosecutors go in hard on this one because some, if not all, of the perpetrators deserve some juvenile remand.

Indeed, some years of lock-down in an institution would be a great thing because there is always somebody bigger incarcerated at such institutions. Being on the receiving end of a bit of "attitude correction" would probably do wonders for their outlook on life.

Moreover, I hope the victim's family also launches civil proceedings against the parents of those children who attacked their son. Shame the lot of them in the eyes of society. Forcing the parents into bankruptcy would also meet with my agreement.

Finally, the biggest regret in this whole case is that the identities of the attackers will be suppressed. The older boys in particular (who should know right from wrong) should be exposed to the ridicule they deserve.

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Bow, apologize and send them back to Junior high-school. Nothing can be done. Shoganai, ne.

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“We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.”

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They will get off with a suspended sentence for sure do to age.

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it breaks my heart to even just imagine how scared the 8-year-old boy was.

Me too. I think the kids who did it should have their names published and then thrown into prison- not a mental hospital where nothing is done

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how did the 8 year old boy get involved with those psychos in the first place??? did they kidnap him on purpose??? sorry, haven't been on for a while so this is the first time i read this..

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Bow, apologize and send them back to Junior high-school. Nothing can be done. Shoganai, ne.

Agreed!

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I, too, remember reading this about a month ago. This is a brutal act so I doubt it was the first act of violence for the two 15-year-olds. I would guess that these older boys had been bullying this poor 8-year-old kid before and no one did anything to stop it. Besides receiving proper punishment, these teenagers should have to do community service, they should get counselling and social workers should also check into their family situation. I hope the 8-year-old is able to recover from this tramatic event with support from his family.

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Hang`em so they can know the terror of impending violence, pack of cowards.

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" “We didn’t want the injuries we gave him to be discovered, so we tried to kill him.” "

Sick. Now there will be much tough talk here in the readers section, but the fact is that because these creeps are "youth", they´ll be let go with a slap on the wrist.

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how did the 8 year old boy get involved with those psychos in the first place??? did they kidnap him on purpose???

The 8-year old used the older boy's bike without permission, prompting the assault and attempted murder.

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You don't want to think that crap like this occurs in Japan but unfortunately it does. What they need to do is to stamp it out by way of severe sentencing. You expect savagery like this to occur in the rest of the world but not in Japan.

As someone else said, throw the book at em!

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"the two boys, along with three other boys aged 11-12, accosted the third-grade elementary school boy..."

Two 15-year olds and three 11-12 year olds against one 8-year old. Those five are so tough and brave!

Each one of those five need to have a beating by five 17-18 year old volunteers. I'll bet there are plenty of volunteers.

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AeJaLove: "how did the 8 year old boy get involved with those psychos in the first place??? did they kidnap him on purpose??? sorry, haven't been on for a while so this is the first time i read this.."

I believe they tried to take his bike and he had 'the gall' to object. They beat him up for it, then evidently didn't want to get caught for assault, so instead got caught for attempted murder. Idiots. I am proud of this boy for fighting as he did (in the water) to stay alive despite being beaten and thrown in the ocean, and I too cringe at the thought of the fear he suffered. Pain is one thing... the thought you might or are going to die and the panic that in most cases ensues must be horrific.

These kids deserve to be locked up, as adults. Sorry, but it was clear that the murder was thought out before they tried to toss him in the ocean, even if only for a short time. They discussed what to do to avoid getting caught, and reached a solution: murder. As it is, they'll AT WORST go to a reformatory for a year or two and be released. What is more likely, they'll get off with a slap on the wrist and a cantankerous old judge saying, "I am letting you boys go because I want you to learn from this and be positive members of society."

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Unfortunately, this being Japan, if they're under 20, they can't actually be punished. Basically they'll get a slap on the wrist, and be sent out to do it again.

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I want the parents of the 8 year-old to post flyers throughout the city with pictures of the attackers and their home phone numbers, and include details on what these "children" ("children" meaning monsters) did to their son. The justice system might be legally prevented from disclosing the identities of these little creeps, but I don't see why the victim's family should be bound by those same legalities. After all, it's a public service!

"Neighbors! Please take a moment to look at the pictures of these individuals. Be aware that on August 6, 2009, these delinquents kidnapped, violently assaulted, and attempted to murder an 8-year-old boy. The 8-year-old was able to survive and these attackers have since been arrested and charged. Since they are juveniles, they will receive (or have received) minimal sentences. Please, when you see these delinquents near your home, call their parents IMMEDIATELY and demand that they come retrieve their offspring and take them home. Doing so will protect the well-being of your children and all the children in our neighborhood."

Even if nobody calls the parents, the public shaming should be enough to make them wish they'd never even CONSIDERED committing this crime.

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