Lots of questions arise when you hear the story of this murder, none of which I can answer, I'm afraid. The whole thing is almost unbelievable, if you ask me.
Murder of Junko Furuta
Photo Credit: Find a Grave
Seventeen-year-old Junko Furuta was heading home from school on November 25, 1988, when four of her male classmates abducted her and held her captive in Adachi, Tokyo. There, Furuta was tortured, beaten, and raped by her classmates. The house Furuta was held in belonged to the parents of one of the boys and she would often beg the adults to help her, but both parents were deathly afraid of what their son would do to them should they intervene.
For 44 hellish days, Furuta was held captive. She attempted to escape multiple times but each attempt ended in failure. Malnourished, she eventually succumbed to her injuries. After her death, the four boys found a large oil drum; they dumped her corpse inside and filled the drum with concrete. All four boys were eventually arrested and charged with the crime, but none received the life sentence they clearly deserved.
I can't imagine a parent being so afraid of their child that they would allow this kind of behavior in their home. I hope that the parents were punished as accesories, at least!
Coffee in the kitchen once again. Still some rain outside.