Woman held for trying to strangle 6-month-old son to death

Posted on February 23, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 Jan. 03, 2015 – KAWASAKI —

Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she tried to strangle her 6-month-old son to death.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Aya Shoji, strangled her son Yuma on Friday morning. TBS reported that Shoji’s 38-year-old husband found the child in a state of cardiac arrest and called 119. The child was rushed to the hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Shoji, who was arrested at her home, was quoted by police as saying she had become worn out from raising her child.

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Woman kills 1-year-old son; tries to kill herself

Posted on December 7, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

KAWASAKI — Nov. 14th, 2014

Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Friday that a 35-year-old woman tried to hang herself after strangling her one-year-old son to death at their apartment.

The woman’s younger sister visited the apartment in Tama Ward just after 7 a.m. Thursday and found the bodies, TBS reported. Both mother and child were rushed to hospital where the boy died a short time later. The mother remains in a coma, police said.

A note was left next to the boy’s body, saying “I’m sorry.”

Police said the woman lived with her husband and son. Her husband had already left for work at the time of the incident, police said.

The mother’s sister said she had been suffering from depression and anxiety recently, TBS reported.

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