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Teenager stabs her stepmother because she hid her cellphone

By Mason White 1:07 PM September 27, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A teenager was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her stepmother because she hid her cellphone, police in Japan said.

Sapporo police said that they have arrested the 19-year-old woman, who was not identified, after being accused of trying to kill her stepmother because she hated her.

According to the police investigation, the suspect stabbed her stepmother in the shoulder and back in the living room of their house around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

After the teenager attacked her stepmother, she called the police using her smartphone. The mother was taken to a nearby hospital, where she is said to be is in a stable condition.

During questioning, she told police that she hated her stepmother because she married her father. The suspect also said that she does not care to be in jail and wanted to kill her stepmother because she hid her smartphone.