Archive for February, 2014
February 8th, 2014 – MIE —
Police in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 21-year-old woman for fatally abusing her 8-month-old son last March.
According to police, Kajun Nakagawa is suspected of having hit her son on the head and pinched his cheeks. The child suffered a subdural hematoma, NTV reported. The boy was taken to hospital after his mother found him cold and still, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police said an autopsy revealed that the baby died of suffocation. The child’s body also had marks consistent with being beaten about the head.
Police said that Nakagawa at first explained that her son had hit himself against a column. However, she later admitted to the charge and said she had become irritated as the boy he didn’t stop crying even after being given milk.
Nakagawa and her 36-year-old husband had two sons. The oldest son, 2, was not hurt, police said.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
February 6th, 2014 – AICHI —
A man in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a 10-year-old boy who fell into a bathtub filled with near-boiling water.
Police identified the suspect as Kazunori Mori, a 42-year-old truck driver. TV Asahi reported Wednesday that the incident took place at around 6 p.m. on Dec 9, 2012. According to police, the boy, Takeru Tsubaki, and his father were visiting Mori, who was a family friend. At some point, the boy fell into into a bathtub that had been filled with water with a temperature of 90 degrees C.
The boy died two weeks later of his injuries.
Mori was quoted by police as saying, “We were joking around, and then he fell in.” Mori told police he had attempted to save the boy and scalded himself in the process.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )