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Woman arrested for attempted murder of husband with crossbow, knife

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Police in Kobe on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she fired a crossbow arrow at her 36-year-old unemployed husband and then tried to stab him with a knife.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:50 a.m. Sunday at their apartment in Hyogo Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Miki Tarui is accused of firing an arrow from a crossbow at her husband while he was sleeping. The arrow grazed his head, waking him up. Tarui then used a knife to slash his neck, but he managed to take the knife away from her.

After the attack, Tarui called 110 and said she had stabbed her husband. He was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police said that Tarui, who is unemployed, has so far given no motive for attacking her husband. They are also investigating to find out how she obtained a crossbow.

The couple have two children who were asleep at the time of the incident

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whoa, why the violence? I would normally see someone firing a crossbow to a person's head and slashing them with a knife in horror or action movies but this would be horrific in real life. But since we lack more info on the story, we can't judge anybody just yet.

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He was sleeping at the time. Gulp! Im happy to report there is no crossbow or big murderous knives in my dwelling! OMG! Did she watch a Hollywood Movie recently? What was she thinking? This can not be glossed over. This is amazingly scary for every married man!

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Good thing there was a crossbow. If there wasn't the wife would have just slit the neck

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So she failed in killing her partner with a crossbow and a knife? It sounds like she wasn’t even trying.

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Holy smoke! I think she didn’t like her husband very much.

How does one miss with a crossbow at point blank range?

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Tarui, who is unemployed, has so far given no motive for attacking her husband.

Economic related?

Employment status is very notable in many criminal cases in Japan.

"Various news articles indicate that conviction of attempted murder can range from 6-10 yrs or more in Japan"

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Bugle Boy of Company BToday  08:14 am JST

So she failed in killing her partner with a crossbow and a knife? It sounds like she wasn’t even trying.

Maybe. Or just plain incompetent.

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She came armed with a crossbow and a knife! Lot of hate in her actions. An unemployed wife AND husband doesn't mix and my guess is she did all the housework and child-rearing while he did barely anything and she hit her limit. Pretty common.

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What the hell is this Apex Legends or something?

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She missed at that range? Seems like she isn't good at hunting, either!

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Tarui, who is unemployed, has so far given no motive for attacking her husband.

Economic related?

Employment status is very notable in many criminal cases in Japan.

"Various news articles indicate that conviction of attempted murder can range from 6-10 yrs or more in Japan"

I would also think it's employment related. I'm also sure his wife is the Passive/aggressive type too, since she waited till he was sleeping to "attempt to kill" him. She probably kept her feelings in her and this was just her way of exploding.

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Never a good sign when your partner goes all John Rambo on you!!

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They are also investigating to find out how she obtained a crossbow.

In other words, they want to make a new law to make it harder to get a crossbow.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

How did she miss?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Abe's third arrow? This husband is darn lucky. I can't even imagine the pain of an arrow through my head while sleeping.

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It is not illegal to own a crossbow in Japan

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Bowgun is most likely owned by the sleeping husband -- attacked with his own weapon.

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Crossbow? I’ll say this, when someone comes after you with a crossbow and that’s a very serious sign that the relationship has a few problems to work on.

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Never a good sign when your partner goes all John Rambo on you!!

More like Juri Rambo.

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She needs to be locked up for a long time. Hopefully the husband has good lawyers. She’s an obvious mental case

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What is it with Japan?? This news are so common, family kill family. It hasn't changed it the last decade since i been here reading news... What would it take to rehabiliate the japanese from committing stupidity? Do japanese wife hate there hubby because they lost a job and have hard time finding one. This is tooo silly. My advise is do not get married to a Japanese lady they have one thing in common and its this title of the article.

Take care and be safe!

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Bugle Boy of Company BToday 08:14 am JST

So she failed in killing her partner with a crossbow and a knife? It sounds like she wasn’t even trying.

She was probably over does on anti anxiety pills and drinking her butt off and ended up in a fail case of murder lol

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""at her 36-year-old unemployed""

What is it with you people, why are you so hooked of stating the work status of people in your articles!?

Does it make any difference if the husband was employed!??

I don't get it.

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She was target practicing I think!!

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That's a lot of pent up frustration and anger or she has a mental condition. Finances could be one as it states the man is unemployed.

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