Archive for January, 2014
Jan. 25th – OKAYAMA —
Police said Friday they have charged a 51-year-old woman with murder after she allegedly strangled to death her 8-year-old daughter at their home in Kibichuo, Okayama Prefecture, on Jan 14.
According to police, the woman, identified as Chizuru Kojima, used a towel to strangle her daughter Miori after she had returned home from her special needs school that day, Fuji TV reported. Police said that after killing her daughter, Kojima then went into the kitchen and inflicted several life-threatening wounds on herself with a sharp knife.
The girl and her mother were found in their apartment at around 5:40 p.m. They were rushed to the hospital immediately, but the girl was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Following her recovery on Thursday, Kojima was quoted as telling police, “After killing my child, I could only think that I too had to die.”
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Police in Oita have arrested a 40-year-old woman over the death of her 7-year-old son.
According to police, the woman, identified as Noriko Okada, killed her son Koki sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. on Friday. NTV reported that Okada’s husband called 119, saying that Koki was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.
When an ambulance arrived, Koki was in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was confirmed dead shortly after at a hospital.
Police said there were strangulation marks on the boy’s neck and that Okada had admitted to killing her son, but has so far given no motive.
Okada and her husband have two other children—a daughter, 17, and a son, 6.
Police said Okada had been institutionalized several years ago and that her family reported that her behavior had started becoming erratic about two months ago, according to NTV.
Aichi prefectural police have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed woman for leaving her 6-year-old daughter naked out on a balcony.
According to police, the mother has admitted to the charge, but has claimed that she acted entirely in the name of discipline.
Sankei Shimbun reported that on Sunday, at around 2 p.m., the woman undressed her daughter, bound her hands with duct tape, and pushed her out onto the cold second-story balcony. She was left there for quite some time, unable to reenter the apartment on her own, as the doors and windows had been locked.
According to police, the woman was living alone with her two daughters in the apartment building. After placing her 6-year-old daughter on the balcony, the woman and her second child left the premises. About three hours later, neighbors spotted the young girl and notified the police, Sankei reported.
Police said the young girl has been taken into protective custody. According to police, the girl’s left wrist was bleeding from the tight bindings, but there were no other visible injuries.
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