21-year-old woman arrested over death of 8-month-old son

Posted on February 8, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

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.

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