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Woman murdered by ex-husband; killer's parents had warned police

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A 39-year-old woman and her ex-husband have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Chikusei City, Ibaraki Prefecture, police said Thursday.

According to police, Yuko Wada and her 43-year-old ex-husband were found bleeding from stab wounds in a parking lot outside a grocery story at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The pair were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead, TBS reported.

Based on eyewitness accounts, police believe that Wada was stabbed by her ex-husband, who then committed suicide.

According to police, the couple were divorced in March. Wada contacted police on April 1 to report that she had been assaulted by her ex-husband, TBS reported. Police warned him off. However, the man's parents also contacted them this month to report that he had been talking about killing Wada and himself.

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I suppose another bow and apology is in order. How regrettable.

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Apperantly, the Keystones can't get anything right in this country!

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One would think the Chiba-Nagasaki murder-by-stalker would have alerted the police to take warnings like this seriously. I guess not. Tomorrow will we read about some 'urgent' business the Ibaraki police had?

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Japanese cops - and society - need to come to gripes with their stalking laws and problems. How many people live in fear and how many have been killed?

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This is getting ridiculous - Japan needs to get its act together. The problem is nobody does anything and strangely its citizens are rather afraid of the (incompetent) police.

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If the mans parents were concerned to the exyent that they reported their fears to the Police, surely they should have taken the statements sreiously. Domestic violence is not a trivial matter, nor are the threats assosciated with it. Time for the Police in Japan to be held accountable for not securing the safetey of the intended victim

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"You mean, if I actually took their warning seriously I could have saved a couple of lives? Imagine the paper work involved! Geeeez!"

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Wada contacted police on April 1 to report that she had been assaulted by her ex-husband, TBS reported.

Perhaps the keystones took this as an April fools call ....DOH !

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AGAIN?? How many times in a week? I guess tomorrow we'll hear about how they 'could have done more' and that the situation is regrettable, and we'll hear about talks on talks to think about strengthening laws to prevent this kind of thing, etc. etc.

I wish they would stop holding 'talks' and start DOING something! I'm tired of the police waiting until someone is murdered to take any kind of action.

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it is reasons like this that i will NOT be visting Japan any time soon. at least in America i can count on the police to check on the situation and do followups. they take all reports very seriously unlike these dimwits. ( no offense to anyone in particular, but its very frustrating when they don't do their jobs) How do the Japanese even survive day to day? its obvious that a great many of their police are either disturbed, perverted, or just plain lazy or selfish.

R.I.P Yuko Wada... i would like to say the police would learn from this, but i am not going to hold my breath

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jpolice...epic failure...AGAIN

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Just wondering... Can Japan hire all the retired detectives in the U.S.? The JCops can still sit in the kobans and patrol. It seems the real problem with the JCops is their detective force is non-functional.

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Just wondering... Can Japan hire all the retired detectives in the U.S.? The JCops can still sit in the kobans and patrol. It seems the real problem with the JCops is their detective force is non-functional.

It appears to be non-functional because the police can't act unless the victim file charges. Hence, all they could do was to give a warning in which in this case, the police did.

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How can love create such hate?

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It appears to be non-functional because the police can't act unless the victim file charges. Hence, all they could do was to give a warning in which in this case, the police did.

But isn't that the issue? You can pretty much stalk and pester all you like as long as you don't physically hurt the person. Mentally, you can destroy them but unless psychically, no dice. That is just wrong and needs to change.

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You would think that an assault would earn more than just a warning.

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Very sad news!

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But isn't that the issue? You can pretty much stalk and pester all you like as long as you don't physically hurt the person. Mentally, you can destroy them but unless psychically, no dice. That is just wrong and needs to change.

Yes tmarie. That is the issue. The police cannot apprehend the perpetrator undless the victim file charges whether that be the act of stalking. You don't have to physically be abused in order to file.

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