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Woman arrested for attempted murder of ex-husband

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Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 29-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her 38-year-old ex-husband.

According to police, Arisa Saito stabbed her ex-husband in the neck with a kitchen knife while he was sleeping at around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The man was able to call police for help. He was taken to hospital where doctors said his wound was not life-threatening.

The couple had divorced just a few days prior to the attack and were still living together in the two-story house.

Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and said she got angry because her ex-husband hadn't moved out yet.

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I guess he’ll be moving out now

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I guess he’ll be moving out now

I think she'll be the one moving out. Problem solved I guess.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Hell hath no fury!

We don’t know what kind of hell this woman was subjected to prior to the divorce and stabbing, so we should not judge this woman at all.

Divorce in Japan is a pretty simple process that only requires signatures at the local city hall. There is no property settlement unless pre-organized. However, making the partner move out is another thing altogether. She should have gone to the cops instead of taking matters into her own hands.

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I really should have taken it as a warning sign when my ex wife wife tried to suffocate me with a pillow in my sleep. Oh well only took me 8 years to realize she was a psycho. This man may have been abusive but I have no sympathy for this woman. (Attempted) Murder is never the answer

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We don’t know what kind of hell this woman was subjected to prior to the divorce and stabbing, so we should not judge this woman at all. 

But haven’t you judged her as being the victim? Maybe she wants her new boyfriend to move in ASAP?

8 ( +12 / -4 )

People can only take so much before they break. Pity there isn't more being done by the government to help with these kind of things before it turns ugly. Suga should make Fostering a sense of Japanese unity and social stability and strengthening the emphasis on the family systems his priority over Restoring national defense rights and Strengthening Japanese defense power.

I would like to see more adverts on tv and social media etc offering services of help for those depressed and those being abused give them a number to call and actually have action taken before it turns to issues like this.

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Folks she stabbed him in the neck, THAT is attempted MURDER!!

She should be charged & jailed accordingly, if she does she probably wont do the same time as a guy if the roles were reversed!!!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Self-defense against a trespasser. He should be the one arrested.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

(Attempted) Murder is never the answer

She could've put his belongings outside the door but noooooooooooo..............

Now she is the criminal and will probably go to jail. Then he gets the house anyway. She really screwed herself over this time, didn't she?

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My best guess is that he cheated and/ or had a lover and she found out. Would explain the divorce and to some degree the attempted murder. But still it’s pretty darn stupid to throw your life down the drain because of something like that. If she got anything out of this, I’m sure she has traumatized her ex for life.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

He thought it was a pain in the neck to move but she thought he deserves a pain in the neck.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

A not-so-subtle hint letting you know that you should go.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Here we go again another wiafu attempt ... These stories are nerve breaking. Hope that man finds peace.

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Folks she stabbed him in the neck, THAT is attempted MURDER!!

She should be charged & jailed accordingly, if she does she probably wont do the same time as a guy if the roles were reversed!!!

Exactly its premeditated murder and into the neck. If the guys survives and the waifu don't go to prision the guy might get revenge got be very careful.

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Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and said she got angry because her ex-husband hadn't moved out yet.

Poor guy, the unemployed frustrated ex-wife possible stabbed her ex-husband because he didn't move as she had planned so that she can perhaps move her new lover in.

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I have three female friends who have been fighting to get a divorce ( one Japanese, two foreigners) , one of them has been struggling for over three years. Their husband say they won't sign divorce papers and the judges say they cannot force them to sing. You can't even imagine all humiliation they have been thru. Especially the foreigner ones. Husbands call them stupid, ugly, say they'd never learn Japanese (they can speak three languages including Japanese), force them to have sex and don't put enough food on the table. Both work and want to leave home but have kids and don't earn enough . Seeing my friends situation, I can definitely relate to this woman.

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