Man arrested over fatal abuse of 2-month-old son

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

MIYAZAKI —March 7th, 2015

A 24-year-old man in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested for fatally abusing his two-month-old son. The child died three days after being hit by his father, police said Friday.

According to police, the suspect, Yuta Kai, hit his son across the face with the palm of his hand at their apartment last December, TBS reported. Three days later, Kai’s wife noticed that something was wrong with the child and took him to the hospital for a medical examination. However, the boy died later that day.

Police said an autopsy was unable to identify the exact cause of death. However, bruises were seen in several places on the child’s body.

Following his arrest, Kai was quoted by police as admitting he had beat his son. He has also admitted beating his wife, as well.

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Man arrested over death of 4-month-old son in Miyazaki

Posted on June 15, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

JUN. 15, 2012 – MIYAZAKI —
Police said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old man in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, for manslaughter over the death of his 4-month-old son.

According to police, the man, who has been named as Yukihiro Kakinoki, gave himself up to police after assaulting his second son at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, TBS reported. The infant, Hinata Kakinoki, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During police questioning, Kakinoki reportedly told investigators that he had become angry that his son was crying in the middle of the night and repeatedly punched him in the stomach.

Kakinoki lived with his wife and two sons. Police are questioning his wife to determine if the older son has also been abused, TBS reported.

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