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.

Japan Today

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