Man arrested over death of 4-month-old son in Miyazaki
JUN. 15, 2012 – MIYAZAKI —
Police said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old man in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, for manslaughter over the death of his 4-month-old son.
According to police, the man, who has been named as Yukihiro Kakinoki, gave himself up to police after assaulting his second son at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, TBS reported. The infant, Hinata Kakinoki, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During police questioning, Kakinoki reportedly told investigators that he had become angry that his son was crying in the middle of the night and repeatedly punched him in the stomach.
Kakinoki lived with his wife and two sons. Police are questioning his wife to determine if the older son has also been abused, TBS reported.