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Woman indicted for killing her 8-year-old son, 5-year-old daughter

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Prosecutors in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have indicted a 39-year-old woman for killing her 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter at their home in July.

Akiko Ota, a part-time bar worker, was arrested on July 24 on suspicion of stabbing her son Keishin and her daughter Riko in the neck with a knife as they slept early that morning, Kyodo News reported. She called 110 at around 6:30 a.m. on July 24 and told police she had killed her children.

Prosecutors decided to have Ota, a single mother, undergo a psychiatric evaluation for three months to determine if she was mentally fit to stand trial.

After her arrest, Ota was quoted by police as saying she intended to kill herself but could not bear the thought of leaving her children behind with no one to look after them.

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I can’t believe this, it’s relentless and incredibly upsetting. Just showed this article to my partner and she cried. How can a mother do this? She is obviously a total monster or her brain has gone potty for some reason that hasn’t been revealed yet, maybe she has an untreated mental illness or didn’t take her meds,

RIP innocent little children.

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falseflagsteveToday 06:12 am JST

How can a mother do this?

Parenting is probably the most stressful thing in the world. Some people crack under the pressure.

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Taiwan,

Well of course that happens but it’s another level murdering your two children with a knife, a knife. It’s a very personal crime, most women kill by poisoning or things that aren’t close up as they are less likely to stomach it than men.

This shows she’s either are psycho mentalist or become delusional through a form of mental illness.

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Why do people kill family members then phone the police to report it? Is there no preventative family councilling in Japan?

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falseflagsteveToday 07:13 am JST

Taiwan,

Well of course that happens but it’s another level murdering your two children with a knife, a knife. It’s a very personal crime, most women kill by poisoning or things that aren’t close up as they are less likely to stomach it than men.

Of people they don't know well, yeah. For the children they are picking up, dressing, and cleaning up biological fluids of, they have no need to maintain such distance.

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This woman was not blessed from birth with intelligence apart from whatever mental affliction she has been suffering from.

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It’s not about her intelligence. It’s the culture that has no values, and no principles. This type of child murders occurs once in few decades in other countries while it’s almost daily in Japan. Japanese education system should focus on values and should teach about doing the right things in life is what makes us human. It’s not just our shape.

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The problem in this country there is no babysitting service and if you hire privately, it is quite costly.

Another huge problem is child support and no way to collect it and so many men do not pay it and there is no enforcement policy leaving many mothers on their own financially and emotionally.

Rest in peace little ones.

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"After her arrest, Ota was quoted by police as saying she intended to kill herself but could not bear the thought of leaving her children behind with no one to look after them."

I wish these people would start with themselves, first. Honestly, how many a day are we up to now in Japan? There's a lot of talk about how young people these days don't want to marry and have kids, and given the family murders these days, it's probably safer to do what they are doing!

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After her arrest, Ota was quoted by police as saying she intended to kill herself but could not bear the thought of leaving her children behind with no one to look after them.

So then why is her case only murder and not murder-suicide? Why is she still alive and breathing while her two children are dead and gone, by her own hands too. And where is the father? So many of these cases in Japan, the father is always absent from the picture, like he's automatically absolved from any responsibility regarding the children because what, he's a man?

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purple_depressed_baconDec. 3 10:00 pm JST

And where is the father? So many of these cases in Japan, the father is always absent from the picture, like he's automatically absolved from any responsibility regarding the children because what, he's a man?

Being absent isn't a crime and afaik joint custody doesn't exist in Japan, so maybe they were divorced?

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@falseflagsteve I can believe you showed your partner this article and I know why she cried because of your reasoning . You asked how can a mother do this? Then illogically answered your own reasons that made no sense at all calling the mother a total monster or saying her brain has gone potty for some reason that hasn’t been revealed yet, or maybe she has an untreated mental illness or didn’t take her meds. Looks like you have all the answers and can’t seem to understand your own reasons which indicates you know the mother has perhaps a mental illness but yet you labeled her a monster regardless of all of your reasoning.

I can’t believe this, it’s relentless and incredibly upsetting. Just showed this article to my partner and she cried. How can a mother do this? She is obviously a total monster or her brain has gone potty for some reason that hasn’t been revealed yet, maybe she has an untreated mental illness or didn’t take her meds,

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I believe they want to go to jail for some reason lol End up in jail: free food, tv, bed, phone calls. LOL Japanese prison seem like a bliss.

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When you are unemployed, and considered unemployable, and have no State support, your mental state may become unstable to the point that you do not wish your Children to Suffer the same fate as yourself. And you you follow through with that thought, and kill your Children, but do not kill yourself.... what does that say ?

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