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Woman arrested after body of ex-boyfriend found in suitcase claims he made defamatory videos about her

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Police say a 32-year-old woman, who has been arrested along with four others, on suspicion of corpse abandonment after her ex-boyfriend’s body was found in a suitcase by the Tama River in Kawasaki City in December, has told them she was furious at the victim over defamatory online videos he posted about her and her family.

Mai Nishitaka was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the corpse of her ex-boyfriend, Tadayuki Hara, 46, inside a suitcase and dumping it in the Tama River last year. Hara had been crammed into the suitcase, with his arms and legs bound, Kyodo News reported. A fisherman spotted the suitcase on the edge of the Tama River in Kawasaki Ward, across the river from Haneda airport, at around 10:10 p.m. on Dec 29.

An autopsy revealed Hara had been strangled to death and that he had been dead for several days, police said.

According to police, Nishitaka was dating Hara until September 2023. After their breakup, Hara posted several videos discussing his troubles with his former girlfriend and her family. "I didn't like being slandered," Nishikata was quoted as saying.

The arrest warrants issued against Nishikata, her parents, brother and current boyfriend, allege that they conspired in mid-December to kill Hara, put his body in a suitcase and dump it in the Tama River in Ota Ward, Tokyo. The spot where it was found was about two kilometers downstream.

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she was furious at the victim over defamatory videos discussing troubles with his ex-girlfriend and her family...

well he wasn't wrong was he!!

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She contemplated the murder, planned it, and then executed it.

Lock her up or put her to death. We don’t need such vengeance among us.

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she was furious at the victim over defamatory online videos he posted about her and her family.

well, yeah I get she was "furious", but how do you get from being furious to murder?

(Thinking of all the people in my life I have been furious at....)

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When people make you made, step away, cool down and think rationally. When you're making someone mad, step away, let them cool down and give them space. Whatever someone says or does to you, it is always, always, always best to just remove yourself from the equation. Step away, and things will be ok again soon.

Jeez.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

That's a lot of anger and hatred for one person.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Don't stick the chinpo in crazy.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

That's one way to handle it. Perhaps not the best way.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

"Woman arrested after body of ex-boyfriend found in suitcase claims he made defamatory videos about her"

Without any commas, this headline doesn't sound as if he's very dead...

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"I didn't like being slandered,"

I'm sure no one will slander you in prison, honey.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

How did the conversation with her family escalate from "I don't like him making videos about me" to "Let's team up to murder him"?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The whole family appears to be under the control of demonic forces.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

He likely defamed her by saying she was psycho and violent...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Not only the irate gf but her family too!

Amazing!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Why in a suitcase ?

Did they want the body to be discovered ?

Send them all to prison

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Why in a suitcase?

I guess a large suitcase (one with wheels) can fit a body in nicely, and facilitates movement of the corpse, especially on public transportation. Then you just dump it somewhere.

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The arrest warrants issued against Nishikata, her parents, brother and current boyfriend, allege that they conspired in mid-December to kill Hara, put his body in a suitcase and dump it in the Tama River in Ota Ward, Tokyo. 

Seems like the whole family is dysfunctional.

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