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Posted 1/16/09 , edited 1/17/09
The Murder

The 11-year-old schoolgirl murdered her 12-year-old classmate, Satomi Mitarai, in an empty classroom during the lunch hour at Okubo Elementary School in Sasebo. She left Mitarai's body at the murder scene and returned to her own classroom, her clothes covered in blood. The girls' teacher, who had noticed that both were missing, found the body and called the police.

After being taken into custody, she was reported as confessing to the crime, saying "I am sorry, I am sorry" to police, though initially said no motive. Shortly afterward, she confessed to police that she and Mitarai had fallen out as a result of messages left on the Internet. She claimed that Mitarai slandered her.

On September 15, 2004, a Japanese Family Court ruled to institutionalize her, putting aside her young age because of the severity of the crime. She was sent to a reformatory in Tochigi prefecture. The Nagasaki family court in 2004 originally sentenced her to two years of involuntary commitment, but it sentenced her to an additional two years of involuntary commitment in September 2006. On May 29, 2008, local authorities announced they will lift the restrictions of freedom on her.


Reaction

The murder sparked an ongoing debate in Japan about whether the age of criminal responsibility, shifted from 16 to 14 in 2000 due to the 1997 Sakakibara Seito murders in Kobe, needed to be shifted again. The killer was considered to be normal before the incident, which made the public more anxious.

Members of the Japanese Diet came under heavy criticism for comments made in the wake of the killing, such as Kiichi Inoue. Inoue was criticized for using a word which Seiichi Ota also used during gang rape scandal. Sadakazu Tanigaki was also criticized for claiming that the throat cutting was a "manly" crime.

Akio Mori used her for supporting his theory "Game Brain". The killer reportedly saw "Red Room". A Battle Royale fansite reported that the creators of the sequel postponed the release of the DVD (originally scheduled for June 9, 2004, a week after the killing) to later that year due to "current events."

In the March 18, 2005 Okubo Elementary graduation, students were given a graduation album with a blank page, should the students decide to place pictures of Mitarai and the killer, or class pictures containing both, on them. Mitarai and the killer were exceptionally given graduation certificates.
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Posted 1/16/09
wow o-o Just when you think 4year olds can kill now 12 year old can to D: im scared im not messing with kids anymore....
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Posted 1/16/09
Is she by any chance a yandere?
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RaikuRoak wrote:

Is she by any chance a yandere?


a what? xD
Posted 1/16/09
Wah wah wah,

Scary shit
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mudka_x wrote:


RaikuRoak wrote:

Is she by any chance a yandere?


a what? xD


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandere
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RaikuRoak wrote:


mudka_x wrote:


RaikuRoak wrote:

Is she by any chance a yandere?


a what? xD


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yandere


Oh, i just read that wiki thing.
She was just a ' normal ' girl, who had a lot of anger to take out on another.
but, she was made into an anime/manga icon.
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Posted 1/16/09
They should give that kid the chair, before she murders again.
Posted 1/16/09
Crazy... Creeepy younger kids than me. Im not gonna argue with them ...
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Posted 1/16/09
Old news. :\
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This really isn't shocking when you think about it. Anyone can kill, they just need to have a motive.
Posted 1/17/09
There are still people that haven't heard about this? It's pretty old.
Posted 1/17/09
thats depressing.

a 12-yr-old killing.. thats something u'll be regularly hearing in the future if people
dont discipline their children properly..
Posted 1/17/09
Oh, uhm....
i guess so.
but that was just because the girl was being bullied-ish
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Posted 1/18/09
bullying is such a terrible thing. i dont know if it was dat extreme to kill. thats just over doing it
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