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Woman suspected of killing mother-in-law, elderly neighbor, then trying to kill herself


Police in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, said Sunday that a 61-year-old woman is suspected of killing her 92-year-old mother-in-law, as well as an 87-year-old man, before trying to kill herself.

According to police, at around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, a man called 119 and said his wife had stabbed herself, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police rushed to the house and found the bodies of Michi Ueno, 92, and Yoshikazu Sasaki, 87, a male acquaintance of Ueno who lived nearby.

Police said Ueno’s 61-year-old daughter-in-law was also found after she had apparently stabbed herself. She was taken to hospital and police said they will wait until she recovers before questioning her.

The suspect lived with her husband, daughter and her mother-in-law. Her husband and daughter were out at the time of the incident. Her husband called 119 when he returned home.

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Sad news. I will never understand the underlying cause of murder-suicide. Suicide is wrong, now, why try to take someone with you?. Hope she recovers to at least understand this senseless and sad incident.

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"Woman suspected of killing mother-in-law, elderly neighbor, then trying to kill herself"

pop goes the weasel...

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wow she tried to get the whole shebang.

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Just kill yourself discretely if you're going to do it; i.e. please do not drive a car down a sidewalk full of pedestrians, jump in front of a train and delay everyone's commute, or jump off a building and land on someone.

Try to be respectful of others' lives. What ever happened to an honorable suicide?

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What ever happened to an honorable suicide?

Perhaps the legends are wrong. Samurai more than likely killed their families before killing themselves.

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The stress of taking care of an elderly person made her go berserk? Why kill the neighbor? How come the murderers survive in a lot of these cases? So many questions...

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Where do these older people in Japan get the energy to murder on person let alone two.

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