Woman arrested over murder of 5-month-old son in Kobe

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Feb. 13, 2012 KOBE —
Police said Monday they have arrested a 39-year-old woman for the alleged murder of her five-month-old baby son in Kobe.

According to police, the suspect, who has been identified as Yoriko Sugino, works as a cabin attendant for All Nippon Airways (ANA). She was on maternity leave and living with her mother, father and newborn baby in an apartment in Higashinada Ward, while the baby’s father lived and worked in Tokyo, NTV reported.

Police say Sugino met her mother for breakfast on Sunday at around 10 a.m., without her son. According to police, Sugino’s mother asked her where her baby was, at which point she reportedly said she had strangled her baby, NTV reported.

Sugino’s mother then contacted the police and the child was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During police questioning, Sugino was quoted by police as saying she didn’t enjoy being a mother and that she started to dislike the idea of raising her baby, NTV reported.

Japan Today

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