Woman kills 1-year-old son; tries to kill herself

Posted on December 7, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

KAWASAKI — Nov. 14th, 2014

Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday that a 35-year-old woman tried to hang herself after strangling her one-year-old son to death at their apartment.

The woman’s younger sister visited the apartment in Tama Ward just after 7 a.m. Thursday and found the bodies, TBS reported. Both mother and child were rushed to hospital where the boy died a short time later. The mother remains in a coma, police said.

A note was left next to the boy’s body, saying “I’m sorry.”

Police said the woman lived with her husband and son. Her husband had already left for work at the time of the incident, police said.

The mother’s sister said she had been suffering from depression and anxiety recently, TBS reported.

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