Woman held for attempted murder of 4-month-old daughter

Posted on September 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |


Police in Hiroshima on Friday arrested a 39-year-old woman for attempted murder after she allegedly abused her 4-month-old daughter last month.

According to police, the woman, identified as Chiyo Oki, abused her daughter at around 3 p.m. on Aug 23 by wrapping a towel around her mouth and nose at their home in Asaminami Ward. Fuji TV reported that the child lost consciousness and Oki called 119. The infant was taken to hospital where she remains in a coma, police said.

Police said Oki has admitted to the charge, and was quoted as saying she was worn out from child-rearing, Fuji reported. Oki lives with her husband and young son who were out at the time of the incident, police said.


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Mom arrested for attempted murder

Posted on September 5, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

Police said Monday they have arrested a 41-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to murder her 5-year-old son after he was found with his hands and wrists bound, wrapped in polyethylene bags, in their home in Tokyo on Sunday.

The woman, who has been named as Shizu Shigeta, allegedly bound and wrapped the boy, her third son, in the living room of their Nakameguro home she shared with her sons and husband, Fuji TV reported. Police said Shigeta’s husband found his son lying limp on the floor and took him to a hospital. Doctors say the boy has yet to regain consciousness.

During police questioning, Shigeta was quoted by police as admitting to the charge and said the boy wouldn’t clean up after she told him to, so she punished him.

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Woman held for feeding baby daughter jelly laced with sleeping pills

Posted on December 21, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 42-year-old woman for the attempted murder of her one-year-old daughter at their home in Nagoya.

Police were called by the woman’s father on Monday at around 3 p.m. after she reportedly told him she had crushed 18 sleeping pills into a bowl of jelly, which she then fed to her daughter, NTV reported. The 22-month-old baby was rushed to hospital where doctors say her condition is not life-threatening. Police say the woman’s husband was at work at the time of the incident.

The girl’s mother was arrested for attempted murder. During police questioning she was quoted by investigators as saying that she was planning to kill herself after killing her child, NTV reported.

The woman’s father told police that she was being treated for clinical depression following the birth of her daughter and that her condition had worsened in recent weeks.

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