Woman arrested for suffocating 4-month-old daughter with pillow

Posted on April 6, 2016. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

AICHI — February 17th, 2016

A 32-year-old woman in Kaniecho, Aichi Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 4-month-old daughter by suffocating her with a pillow.

According to police, the woman, identified as Rieko Kito, is accused of suffocating her daughter Misora until the baby died at around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the family’s apartment, Fuji TV reported Wednesday.

Kito called 119 at around 9 a.m., reporting that her daughter had stopped breathing. She also told police that she had covered Misora’s face with a pillow, police said.

Her 37-year-old husband had already left for work at the time of the incident.

Kito was quoted by police as saying she was worn out from looking after her baby. Police said that since last November, she had called the local child welfare center for advice. A staff member visited Kito on Monday and told police the child was alright.

Japan Today

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