Man gets suspended sentence for throwing 9-month-old daughter against wall

Posted on January 17, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , , , |

Another unbelievable story from Japan Today. It seems the judges and police are both negligent and unwilling to take adequate steps to protect women and children from abuse. I fail to understand the logic behind the judges ruling. Nor do I understand why the police are so unsympathetic.

Here is the story from Japan Today. The Fukuoka District Court on Tuesday gave a suspended sentence to a 23-year-old man who caused severe injuries to his 9-month-old daughter by throwing her against a wall.

In sentencing Yuki Okada to two years in prison, suspended for four years, Judge Yoshiya Yoshizaki said that Okada had ‘‘committed the act after getting upset because his daughter stopped crying when his wife consoled her but started crying when he did the same.’‘

Okada, a company employee, threw his daughter against a wall twice at their home in the city of Fukuoka on April 14, breaking her thigh bone, according to the ruling. He was also found guilty of causing minor injuries to his wife by hitting her on the head with an umbrella in January.

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