Mother arrested for attempting to kill 3-year-old daughter

Posted on October 20, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME OCT. 14, 2012 -IBARAKI —
Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly trying to strangle to death her 3-year-old daughter at their home in Inashiki, Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Asami Yamaoka, attempted to strangle her daughter with a towel at around 9:30 on Saturday morning. Yamaoka’s mother who lives with her and her two children discovered the girl unconscious in her room and called 119, TV Asahi reported.

The girl was taken to hospital where her condition has stabilized, police said. Yamaoka has been charged with attempted murder, but has so far given no motive for her actions, police were quoted as saying.

Japan Today


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