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Woman found stabbed to death at Kyoto apartment

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A 23-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in the corridor outside her apartment in Kyoto early Monday morning. According to police investigations, Mariko Ishikawa was found bleeding from stab wounds to the neck by a neighbor at around 5:50 a.m.

Police said the neighbor, who found the victim, heard a female scream “Stop. You're hurting me,” around 5:40 a.m. Police found bloodstains in the victim's apartment and believe she staggered out of the apartment after being stabbed.

Police said the victim lives together with her son who has been staying in a nursing home for a few days.

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There must be evidence all over the place. Hope they get the creep and get him sewing wallets till his heart gives out.

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No, hang him. Justice will THEN and ONLY then be served. Sewing wallets is a cush punishment.

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Hell hath no fury like a J-man scorned!

And excuse my stupidity but what the h.. are "sewing wallets!?"

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JapanHusker. Killing is killing. If you advocate state murder what makes you any better than a killer? Murder is murder, state sanctioned or not. It is a barbaric antiquated sense of justice that has more place in a cave than in a modern world.

Justice is to find him and punish him in a civil and humane manner. Society must set the example. If we as a society say that murder is wrong and that taking the life of another human is wrong, we should stand by that as a state as well. Otherwise we lower ourselves to the level of the killers. And that is just not right.

I am sad for this woman and the senseless loss of her life. But another murder will not bring her back or help society find ways to prevent future acts of senseless violence.

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Spidey: And believe me when I tell you they're very difficult to thread. I think likeitis meant sewing mailbags.

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a time to heal, a time to kill...

nothing barbaric about taking a persons life in the interest of society as punishment for premeditated murder. it is common knowledge in Japan that murder is punishable by capital punishment. to apply it arbitrarily and indiscriminately would be to join in the murderers folly but this person took a gamble fully aware of the risk, and should they be caught, a quick and humane euthanasia by hanging, firing squad, electric chair, or lethal injection would be more that reasonable both ethically and economically.

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Hakujinsensei. It has been proven again and again that the presence of a death penalty is not a deterrent to crime. In matter of fact is has little or no impact upon the decision making process of people who commit murder. So the so called "awareness of risk" has no bearing.

But the real issue is this. How can society in one breath say "Do not kill" and in the next breath say "we can kill for punishment"? It creates a clear rationale that there are instances in which killing is not only an acceptable solution to a problem, but can be justified morally and legally. It turns murder into a subjective question. When in fact it should be objetively ruled out in all cases as a solution to problems.

The death penalty does not serve any purpose beyond fulfilling the human need for revenge. It is not justice unless you subscribe to ancient "an eye for an eye" philosophies and it does not bring closure to families. In most cases families report a strong anti-climatic feeling and go on grieving for lost loved ones.

We should evolve beyond executions as punishment and raise the moral standing of society above that of the criminals and have a social moral imperative that taking another human being's life is morally, legally and socially unacceptable behavior.

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I wonder if something is not being said here. The woman was 23 and has a son, who was staying at a nursing home for a few days. Why not at home? I am guessing that it was for his safety, and if so – they should have this one solved very quickly.

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have a social moral imperative that taking another human being's life is morally, legally and socially unacceptable behavior.

So, what exactly would you do for this killer that obviously flunked the "killing is unacceptable behavior" classes? Evidently the victim was not offered the choice as to if she had a right to enjoy life or not. Whatever grudge the killer had he obviously did not adhere to the rule that murder "should be objetively ruled out in all cases as a solution to problems." that you expouse. So, let him live, and die, with the same rules he plays by. Curious as to what your take on abortion is?

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The woman was 23 and has a son, who was staying at a nursing home for a few days. Why not at home

quite right. If it was for protection, she should have had protection too but maybe it was a mental health issue and a random bit of violence but that seems far fetched. I wonder if a certain police department didn't get off their duffs and do something they should have.

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tkoind2 - People like you are always quick to talk about humane punishment. I'm not a religious person but even God's angels destroyed evil. The death penalty is fine if it prevents animals like that from killing again and in the process taxpayers and the victims family don't have to pay their hard earned money to keep that savage alive. Hell look at those kids back in 1988 who tortured, raped, mutilated and murdered Junko Furuta. they only got seven years in prison. One of the killers kidnapped and threatened another guys life back in 2004. Put those pieces of garbage where they belong, six feet underground. Every breath they take is an insult to the innocent people who have to live in this World.

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Japan is such violent country.

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grab the bf, exhubby and the place must reak of dna and evidence.

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“Stop. You’re hurting me,”

This sounds like she knew the killer already. So it shouldnt be difficult for the cops to arrest him. Hope to hear the next news about his arrest in here very soon

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I think tkoind2 is right on the money. The eye-for-an-eye supporters are showing their simple ideas on life and death. It's much harder to be an anti-death penalty supporter but, when one really thinks deeply about it, it really is the only way. It shows we are advancing as a civilization. Retribution and vengeance are for those who can't handle the more difficult way. Just for the record, I am not religious at all.

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Police said the victim lives together with her son who has been staying in a nursing home for a few days.

Should that read "lived together with her father"?

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rurika, No, I think what's there is come correct.

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