Woman arrested for murder of 11-day-old daughter in guesthouse

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death |

 Dec. 05, 2011    TOKYO —

A woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her 11-day-old daughter at a guesthouse in Higashimurayama, Tokyo, on Saturday.

According to NTV, police received a call from guesthouse staff reporting that a guest had suffocated her baby girl on the premises.

Police say that Sumiko Nobe, 36, allegedly placed her hand over the nose and mouth of her daughter Yuina at around 7 a.m., suffocating her.

Nobe was arrested at the scene on a charge of attempted murder, NTV said. Yuina was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors. Nobe was quoted by police as saying that she had felt no maternal affection for her daughter since she was born.

Japan Today

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