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Woman arrested over attempted murder-for-hire of husband

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 44-year-old woman on suspicion of hiring three men to kill her husband in a failed plot in August.

According to police, Miyuki Takita, a part-time worker, has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. Police quoted her as saying she wanted to get revenge against her husband.

The attempted murder occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on Aug 7 in the victim’s apartment in Adachi Ward.

The suspects -- two aged 22 and one aged 19 -- entered the apartment and stabbed the man, who is in his 40s, in the chest with a knife while he slept. Takita is believed to have left the apartment door unlocked for the trio . The victim survived the attack with injuries that took a month to recover from, police said.

Police said the suspects told them that a few weeks before the incident, they saw a post on Twitter from a woman seeking someone willing to kill her husband for a large amount of money.

Police said Takita's husband told them his wife was heavily in debt and that they had argued about it. The suspects said they received no money either in advance or after the failed attempt.

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Just speculating but I'm guessing she was trying to cash in a life insurance pay out.

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Getting three kids off Twiter to murder your husband for cash - what could possibly go wrong?

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On twitter? I didn't expect it to be that easy to find assassins.

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The would be assassins were not exactly Matt Damon.

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Using Twitter to recruit assassins. Bold. Not incriminating at all...

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As Duke from Doonesbury said, Always use professionals, negotiate the price up front and always pay in cash.

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Twitter in America is highly monitored for such discussions, or political ideologies, and information transfers, they can even use reverse ip, remote access, and implement DOS attacks, malware, etc, and surveillance.

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90% sure that the wife’s debt is from hosts / host clubs.

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twAtter!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Four Twits

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Another person with mental illness.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Good the man is alive.

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LOL. I know many Japanese wives have extra marital affairs, are Sugar Mummy to some young men. They talked about it so openly. Something must be wrong with their husbands. I wonder if the husbands ever thought about it,?

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What a failure !

Using Twitter was ridiculous.

Didn't manage to kill the poor guy .

They never got paid because they didn't do the job.

And what did her husband do to make his wife want kill him as revenge?

And how did they catch the hired assassins .

This article is missing alot of details.

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I know many Japanese wives have extra marital affairs,

Don't they just? It is kind of an open secret.

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That woman is clearly a criminal mastermind.

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she should of contacted her local yakuza... but then again shes in debt so not sure shes got the money to hire the pros...

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I'm interested in what kind of sentence does(nt) she get for this!

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Luckily the 3 suspects dropped the bottle. Pretty easy for 3 men to surprise and kill a sleeping man.

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Attempted murder. Foiled by ineptitude. None-the-less, the intent was homicide and the perpetrators willing to participate in a rather misguided plan. Sociopaths led on by a psychopath.

Followed by equally absurd commentary deigning married women as adulterers. Or suggesting a visit to the local yakuza. And that the woman is in debt connected to hostess clubs. A very peculiar set of remarks displaying an odd insensitivity & awareness. One wonders.

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she wanted to get revenge against her husband

The article does not say what he did that made her think of revenge. Unless, he didn't want to pay her debt...

5 ( +5 / -0 )

A LOVELY wife!! ?

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This trio has the be the dumbest criminals on earth. First if she wanted to get rid of her husband she would have been better off preparing him a good meal like the rest of the wives we read about here do. Instead selling her self to pay off her debts she posts her wishes on Twitter to have her husband killed. Dumb idiots, the poor husband working his tail off to take care of his wife. The funniest thing is the suspects received no money. I am sure they will receive jail time for their failed attempt.

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Revenge? For what - pointing out that you're useless with money?

Glad he survived and I wish him a long and rich life while she rots in prison!

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo neNov. 10  12:29 pm JST

What a failure !

Using Twitter was ridiculous.

Didn't manage to kill the poor guy .

They never got paid because they didn't do the job.

And what did her husband do to make his wife want kill him as revenge?

And how did they catch the hired assassins .

I have a hunch that she may have had no intention of ever paying them in the first place.

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