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Woman arrested for attempting to kill 18-year-old son


Police in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her 18-year-old son at their home on Saturday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. while her son was sleeping, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the woman stabbed her son in the back of the head and other parts of his body six times. Her son fled to a nearby convenience store for help.

A store employee called 110 at around 3:50 a.m. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said his wounds were not life-threatening.

Police went to the victim’s home and found his mother bleeding from what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds to her neck and wrists. She remained in hospital on Sunday and police said they will wait until she recovers before questioning her.

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The immediatism of this type of news is also a characteristic of Japanese police reporting and investigation. Also in courts, this immediatism is appalling. I wonder what is the root of this kind of view.

What can I comment, that the mother is a monster, that the son is also a monster? That the mother is the only guilty part in this crime?

I don't know what to think, but my sadness is deep.

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I know teenagers can be a pain in the neck, but attempted murder seems a slight over reaction.

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I believe its really a miracle he survived her attack, she is a criminal and her place is in prison or a mental treatment facility.

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"Thanks mom"

Should be a fun Mother's Day this year.

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Wonder what part of the back of the head he stabbed.

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The immediatism of this type of news is also a characteristic of Japanese police reporting and investigation.

Take the word "Japanese" out of that, and it's accurate. As it's written, it sounds a bit bigoted for something you see in the news everywhere in the world.

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I’m sure I’m not the only one but stories like these really put your own dysfunctional relationship with your mother into perspective.

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