I was one of those mothers, too. I hope she can get the help she needs. Glad her son was all right!
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I feel for his parents. I can't help but imagine, what if it were my son.
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Tragic that the poor name didn't get the help he clearly needed. And my heart goes out to the mother who lost her baby girl.
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Poor woman. So sad. I have been in her place, and feel her pain. May she rest in peace. May her daughter get the help & healing she needs.
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I really feel for mothers who do this sort of thing, having been in their place myself. I hope she gets help.
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That poor woman -- I hope she gets the help she needs. I have been in her place.
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The poor woman. I hope she isn't charged with any crime and gets the help she needs.
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That poor woman....I hope the family gets the help they clearly need.
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So sad....I hope the poor mother recovers and gets help.
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I really feel for that mother -- what torturous circumstances led her do the unthinkable? I hope she gets help.
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I think what she did was definitely wrong (dumping the body), and I still feel very sorry for her. One does not preclude the other.
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Okay, Himajin, we will agree to disagree, and I will go right on feeling sorry for body dumpers. Guess my sympathy proves I have no "ethical core" to my life -- too bad for my kids.
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Well, I think it's pretty cold to have no sympathy for a desperate person who did a desperate, horrible thing. And yeah, lying and breaking the law would just make any trouble worse, in the end -- but crazy, grief-driven desperation often trumps logic and reason. Also, someone should make the point that in Japan, it's perfectly legal to leave even babies unattended at home, and go out and do shopping or something. Accidents do happen, but parents aren't criminally negligent unless circumstances include other neglect (drugs, alcohol, abuse, etc). So there's no "full wrath of the law" just for leaving kids unattended. Now, abandoning a corpse is another story....
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See, I CAN imagine waking up, finding my little boy dead, and ditching his small body out in the cold, out of fear that I would be blamed for his death, and then lying about it out of this same fear -- it's terrifying how I can easily imagine doing it, in fact. My first sympathies are for the poor dead child, but at least her suffering is over, whereas the mother will have to face whatever she did for the rest of her natural life. If indeed she systematically killed the daughter herself and has no remorse for it, then that would be a different case -- but based on what I've read so far, her actions appear to have been motivated by tragic desperation than anything else. I agree, there's no "excuse" for it, but perhaps because it's something I can in fact imagine doing myself, I have sympathy for the mother.
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Himajin, you really lack any feeling for the mother at all? I can easily put myself in her place, maybe that's why I feel so sorry for her (I live in Japan and leave my kids unattended all the time). I'm always astounded at the lack of compassion for mothers with (apparent) mental illnesses.
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I really feel for that poor, poor mother -- what tortured circumstances led her do the unthinkable?
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