29-year-old woman arrested for killing 2 young daughters

Posted on February 23, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Feb. 17, 2015 -KANAGAWA —

Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 29-year-old woman on suspicion of kill her two young daughters

Police said they received a call at around 9 p.m. Monday from Natsumi Yamamoto, saying she had killed her daughters Kaho, 6, and Saki, 3, in their apartment, TV Asahi reported. Police rushed to the scene and found the two girls unconscious. They were taken to hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.

Yamamoto was quoted by police as saying she had strangled both her children with her bare hands. The suspect had been living with her two children and her husband who was still at work at the time of the incident.

Police said Yamamoto told them she felt anxious about the future, saying she couldn’t cope with raising the children and doing housework.

Japan Today

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