Mother fatally stabs sons, aged 3 and 5

Posted on January 8, 2019. Filed under: Child Custody and Visitation |

A 31-year-old woman in Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing her two sons, aged 3 and 5, with a kitchen knife.

According to police, Ryoko Iwanaga called 110 at around 5:45 p.m. Monday and said she had killed her children. When police arrived at her residence, they found her sons, Hayato, 5, and Sota, 3, collapsed, with multiple stab wounds in their back, Fuji TV reported.

They were taken to hospital where they were confirmed dead.

Police said Iwanaga has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she felt sad about the children’s future and didn’t want them to grow up and be as miserable as she is.

Iwanaga lived with her husband, who was out at the time, and her two sons.

© Japan Today

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