Friday, April 29, 2005
living with a hernia is nothing compared to this...
TOKYO (AP) - Police on Tuesday questioned three siblings after it was discovered they had been living with the decomposed corpse of their father for nearly a decade, an official said.
Police found the body of Kyujiro Kanaoka lying on a futon bed at the family's home in Itami city in Hyogo prefecture in western Japan, said a prefectural police spokesman, who declined to be identified.
Kanaoka's three elderly children, all in their 70s or older, told police they thought their father was still alive but that one of them recently had consulted a relative about the possibility that he might be dead, the spokesman said.
Police were investigating the cause of Kanaoka's death. Judging from the condition of his decomposed body, Kanaoka may have died as long as 10 years ago, the spokesman said.
Had he been alive, the man would be 107 years old. Hyogo prefecture had registered Kanaoka as its oldest living resident, public broadcaster NHK said.
If this does not freak you out, nothing will I suppose...
"About the Japanese Dead Parent Post-that is just ludicrously bizarre! That just blows the mind how people are so disgustedly sick like that!"
Some families, yeah...
The Addams Family wasn't soo ooky, cooky and spooky after all, eh?
And there is worse than that still...
Mother Charged With Stabbing Son, Daughter
Apr 30, 2:29 AM (ET)
By NICOLE ZIEGLER DIZON
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - A mother was charged with fatally stabbing her 9-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter more than 200 times each inside their suburban Chicago home.
Tonya Vasilev, 34 - a heavy bandage covering her left wrist - appeared in court Friday afternoon and answered the judge's questions in a soft, shaking voice. The judge appointed a public defender to represent her and ordered her held without bail.
The children's father, Nikolai Vasilev, discovered the bloody scene Wednesday night when he returned to the house with a friend who had been living with the family, prosecutor Richard Karwaczka said.
Vasilev spotted the boy, Christian, lying on the kitchen floor, Karwaczka said. The father scooped him up and carried him to the front door, where he called 911.
The girl, Grace, was found dead at the top of the stairs, the prosecutor said.
"Right next to Grace was the defendant, Tonya, sitting there with a knife," he said.
The mother was taken to the police station for questioning, where Karwaczka said she admitted stabbing the children. She had what appeared to be minor cuts on her hands, police said.
Emergency crews tried to resuscitate the boy when they arrived, but couldn't save him, Hoffman Estates police Lt. Rich Russo said Friday. Inside the home, he said, officers found several knives believed to have been used to kill the children.
"It really doesn't get much worse than this," said Russo, who would not discuss a possible motive for the killings.
The autopsies showed that both children tried to fight off their attacker, he said.
The stabbings came five years after the couple's 3-month-old daughter died in a fire at an Elk Grove Village town house where the family then lived. The cause of the 2000 fire remains undetermined, but foul play was never suspected, said Larry Hammar, deputy chief of the Elk Grove Village Police.
Hammar said his department will investigate that fire again. The mother was home at the time of the blaze.
Village police said at the time that Tonya Vasilev left the baby in a carrier in the laundry room while she went to check on another of her children. She noticed smoke coming from the window a short time later.