Archive for April, 2015

Man arrested for abusing 4-year-old son

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

SENDAI —February 25th, 2015

Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of beating his 4-year-old son.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Yoshikazu Sato, a company employee, beat his son about the head at their apartment on Monday morning. NTV reported that the boy’s head hit the floor and he lost consciousness. His father then took him to the hospital where staff notified police about a case of possible abuse.

Police said the boy regained consciousness Tuesday but had suffered a subacute subdural hematoma.

Sato was quoted by police as saying he hit his son because he wouldn’t do as he was told.

Police said the boy, who is Sato’s second oldest son, suffered abuse at his father’s hands two years ago. At that time, the boy was placed in the custody of a child welfare center. However, last December, the boy was allowed to go back home.

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Man arrested over fatal abuse of 2-month-old son

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

MIYAZAKI —March 7th, 2015

A 24-year-old man in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested for fatally abusing his two-month-old son. The child died three days after being hit by his father, police said Friday.

According to police, the suspect, Yuta Kai, hit his son across the face with the palm of his hand at their apartment last December, TBS reported. Three days later, Kai’s wife noticed that something was wrong with the child and took him to the hospital for a medical examination. However, the boy died later that day.

Police said an autopsy was unable to identify the exact cause of death. However, bruises were seen in several places on the child’s body.

Following his arrest, Kai was quoted by police as admitting he had beat his son. He has also admitted beating his wife, as well.

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Man arrested for beating 3-year-old stepson

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

TOKYO —March 12th, 2015

A 46-year-old man has been arrested for abusing his 3-year-old stepson in their home in Tokyo’s Taito Ward.

According to police, the incident occurred on March 6. TBS reported that the suspect, Tadaki Matsumoto, is accused of hitting the boy in the face, inflicting injuries on the boy that will take one month to heal.

Matsumoto was quoted by police as saying he was trying to discipline the boy.

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Woman arrested for attempting to drown one-week-old daughter

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

NARA —March 15th, 2015

Police in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman for attempting to kill her one-week-old daughter by drowning her in a bathtub. Police identified the suspect as Chikako Matsuo.

According to police, the incident occurred on Friday. The infant was discovered floating face up in the bathtub at around 11 a.m. by Matsuo’s father, NTV reported.

The child was rushed to the hospital where she was in a stable condition on Saturday, police said.

Following her arrest, Matsuo was quoted as saying she had wanted to kill her daughter after she began feeling uneasy about her ability to raise a child.

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Body of newborn found in park in Kanagawa

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

KANAGAWA —March 18th, 2015

The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a park in Yamato, Kanagawa prefecture, on Tuesday.

According to police, the body was found in a small clump of bushes by a park employee around 3:40 p.m., NTV reported. The baby’s body was wrapped in a towel.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and and identify the person or persons who brought the infant’s body to the park.

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27-year-old man arrested for kicking 5-year-old son

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

GUNMA —March 19th, 2015

Police in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old man for violently kicking his 5-year-old son in the head.

According to police, Kenta Fukushima, who works as a car mechanic, abused his son on March 10. NTV reported that police were notified after staff at the boy’s daycare center noticed bruises on his face.

The boy has been placed in protective custody.

Police quoted Fukushima as saying he had kicked his son to discipline him. Fukushima lives with his son and a daughter.

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Woman arrested for stabbing 15-month-old grandson to death

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

SAITAMA —March 21st, 2015

Police in Saitama said Saturday they have arrested a 65-year-old woman on suspicion of fatally stabbing her 15-month-old grandson.

According to police, Mie Tanaka stabbed her grandson Eisuke Kimura at her apartment sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. At the time of the attack, Eisuke’s mother was out, leaving the boy alone with his grandmother.

The boy’s mother returned home at around 4 p.m. and found her son unconscious and bleeding from a stomach wound. She called 110. Eisuke was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police quoted Tanaka as saying she stabbed her grandson but said she has so far given no motive.

Tanaka and her husband lived with their daughter and their grandson.

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Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

KANAGAWA — March 27th, 2015

A 35-year-old woman and her one-month-old daughter were found collapsed on the ground outside their apartment in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Both died shortly after in what police believe was a murder-suicide case.

According to police, Emi Sato, a company employee, and her daughter were found near the entrance of Sato’s apartment at around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Police said it appeared that Sato jumped from the stairs of her building, carrying her child with her.

Both were taken to hospital where they died a short time after arrival.

Sato’s father told police that lately his daughter had been talking about wanting to commit suicide.

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Man arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

TOKYO — April 3rd, 2015

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his 2-year-old daughter at their home in Toshima Ward.

According to police, Masanari Ito, who works at Toshimaen amusement park, punched his second-oldest daughter in the face on the night of March 31, TBS reported. The next day, Ito’s stepmother, who lives nearby, contacted police to report that the girl had been beaten.

The girl was taken to hospital. Police said her injuries will take about 10 days to heal.

Ito was quoted by police as saying that he was stressed out when he hit his daughter.

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Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CHIBA — April 4th, 2015

The bodies of a 38-year-old woman and her one-year-old twin daughters were found on the ground beside a apartment building in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday morning.

Police said it appears the woman, holding her daughters, jumped to her death from the 11th floor roof at around 9 a.m. The woman did not live in the building, police said.

According to police, the woman worked for the Chiba prefectural police department, Fuji TV reported. Sources close to the investigation said the woman had been suffering from a mental illness over the past few years. She was currently on maternity leave.

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Mother jumps from roof while holding 17-day-old baby

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

SAITAMA — April 9th, 2015

A woman jumped from the roof of a building, while holding her 17-day-old baby daughter in her arms, in Saitama City, police said.

The woman, who is in her 30s, survived the fall but the baby died, Fuji TV reported Thursday.

Police said a call came into 110 at around 9:20 a.m., reporting that a woman and a baby were on the ground in front of an apartment building in Urawa Ward. The mother, though in critical condition was still alive at the scene, but the baby girl had fractures in her cranium, and was later confirmed dead at hospital.

Paramedics who spoke with the mother in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, said she admitted that her jump from the top of the building had been on purpose.

Police said the woman’s husband had gone to work when the incident occurred.

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