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Woman arrested over deaths of two young sons

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Police in Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her two sons, aged 5 and 3, at their Ground Self-Defense Force apartment near the base on Sunday.

According to police, Akiko Wakita, who works as a caregiver, has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. Wakita called 110 at 3:50 p.m. Sunday and said she had killed her sons.

Police rushed to the scene and found the two children, Haruya and his younger brother Ryohei in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead due to strangulation.

Wakita’s husband, who works at the base, was out at the time. Police said Wakita has so far given no motive.

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Chibakun

They should give her the death of penalty as a warning to others that this isn't acceptable to behave like this

Do you know ANYBODY who actually thinks this is "acceptable behaviour"??? Including the perpetrator here?

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That is sad carers need care too

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It really feels that this type of story is happenning [sic] way too often. ... almost every day now there is a story of some kid being murdered by a parent or relative these days.

Really? Almost every day?

Another daily mother-murderer report.

Good lord, it's worse than I thought!

 Happens way too often, every week or more.

No. Only weekly. Phew!

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It's natural and understandable to condemn this woman as evil and call for her to be executed, but if no one makes an effort to get to the causes of this, understand them and start doing something about them it's just going to go on happening. It's already happening a lot, and this indicates a much bigger problem than just one "evil" woman.

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They should give her the death of penalty as a warning to others that this isn't acceptable to behave like this. 

Every sane person knows it is not acceptable to behave like that.

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They should give her the death of penalty as a warning to others that this isn't acceptable to behave like this. Happens way too often, every week or more.

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There is no greater crime than killing your children. Rest in peace little ones

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@smithinjapan

Another daily mother-murderer report. By Japan's own laws, she should receive the death penalty. I agree that is too good for this scum, though. I think she should be locked up for life, with photos of her babies just outside of arms reach, staring at her 24-7 until her death. She does not deserve pity or clemency. There are women here and the world round who suffer from the stresses of motherhood (and please don't makeup some 'postpone post-partum' nonsense!) and do not kill their children. This woman does not deserve any pity for murdering hers. Are you serious? Yes women kill their kids everyday, for reason known and some never live to say why, because they to take their lives this was not the case. This women was probably under some serious mental stress and no one saw, or done anything about the warning signs. You mentioned there are women around the world who suffer from motherhood stress. I agree, but this is JAPAN and no one talks about their problems and everyone handles stress differently. What we do know is she was married, and worked. With that said, the pandemic wage loss, taking care of kids, cleaning the house, being a married, a mother, and working as a caregiver there are a host of things that could have contributed to her mental state. She just lost it. Yes, she needed some help, and killing her and being locked up for some period of time will not bring her kids back. I don't agree with her killing her kids. Only time will tell and she will have to live with that for the rest of her life, which she may shorten herself

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My first thought whenever I read stories like this is always empathy because I have been in this poor women's shoes. I hope her poor sons rest in peace, and I hope she gets the help she clearly needs (and tragically did not get before she did this).

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I see no oither option than execution of the evil woman. I can only imagine the state the poor father is in.

Japan seem to have little understanding of the concept of "state of mind" and the legal concept of Mens Rea.

An awful tragedy.

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What the heck lady.

Just because you have kids doesn't mean your life is over. Give them up to someone else if your not ready.

So many families would do anything to have kids, you killed both your boys? Damn.

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Geez.

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Another daily mother-murderer report. By Japan's own laws, she should receive the death penalty. I agree that is too good for this scum, though. I think she should be locked up for life, with photos of her babies just outside of arms reach, staring at her 24-7 until her death. She does not deserve pity or clemency. There are women here and the world round who suffer from the stresses of motherhood (and please don't makeup some 'postpone post-pardem' nonsense!) and do not kill their children. This woman does not deserve any pity for murdering hers.

But, it IS Japan, after all, so I think at best she'll get about 2-3 years total, but they may surprise me and give her even less. Usually in these kinds of situation the value of a child's life according to the judges is about 1.2 years.

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Akiko Wakita, who works as a caregiver???

Very alarming.

Yes,  no other option than execution of the evil woman.

No reason to waste tax money for life imprisoner.

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Pure evil....the noose is too good for her... Let's wait for the liberal woke types to start ' it's not her fault ' nonsense like they do every time. Hang her high asap. She doesn't deserve to live a second more

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I strongly believe that many people in Japan get married for wrong reasons and then they have children and then they realize they made a mistake and then bad things can happen. As for wrong reasons, husband has a good gob or comes from a rich family or owns land or his family owns land . As for men, wife comes from a rich family or owns land or her family owns land. Not many are friends and that is a problem which showed up a lot in this pandemic, where couples were at each other because they were spending a lot of time together, cases of domestic violence shot up. That is a symptom of a much bigger problem in the relationship.

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It really feels that this type of story is happenning way too often. Well, if it even happens once it is too often, but almost every day now there is a story of some kid being murdered by a parent or relative these days. Its heartbreaking and horrifying to read.

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What a horrible way to treat two little boys. Strangled to death by the person they trusted with all their soul. Fly high, little angels.

I see no oither option than execution of the evil woman. I can only imagine the state the poor father is in.

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