Woman held for trying to strangle 6-month-old son to death

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

 Jan. 03, 2015 – KAWASAKI —

Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she tried to strangle her 6-month-old son to death.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Aya Shoji, strangled her son Yuma on Friday morning. TBS reported that Shoji’s 38-year-old husband found the child in a state of cardiac arrest and called 119. The child was rushed to the hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Shoji, who was arrested at her home, was quoted by police as saying she had become worn out from raising her child.

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