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Saitama: Woman who ‘hated being alive’ stabs her two daughters

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police last week arrested a 36-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her two young daughters at their residence in the town of Matsubushi, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sept. 6).

At around 7:30 a.m. on September 6, Junna Fukazawa, of no known occupation, allegedly used a knife to stab the girls, aged 3 and 4, in their upper bodies.

The girls were transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

Fukazawa, who has been accused of attempted murder, admits to the allegations. “It got to where I hated being alive,” she was quoted by police. “I thought that I couldn’t provide the life that my children wanted in the future.”

A woman stabbed her young daughters in the town of Matsubushi on September 6 (Twitter)

According to police, the incident took place after her husband, also 36, left the residence for work. Later, the suspect’s mother-in-law tipped off police when she arrived to take the girls to daycare.

The three-year-old girl, her body covered in blood, was found descending a staircase. Meanwhile, the other daughter was collapsed face-up inside a room on the second floor.

Fukazawa, her clothing also covered in blood, was found in another room on the second floor. She was unharmed, police said.