Woman arrested for attempting to drown one-week-old daughter

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

NARA —March 15th, 2015

Police in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman for attempting to kill her one-week-old daughter by drowning her in a bathtub. Police identified the suspect as Chikako Matsuo.

According to police, the incident occurred on Friday. The infant was discovered floating face up in the bathtub at around 11 a.m. by Matsuo’s father, NTV reported.

The child was rushed to the hospital where she was in a stable condition on Saturday, police said.

Following her arrest, Matsuo was quoted as saying she had wanted to kill her daughter after she began feeling uneasy about her ability to raise a child.

Japan Today

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Mother arrested for fatally stabbing 9-year-old daughter in Nara

Posted on May 27, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , , |

Friday 27th May, 09:27 AM JST


A 41-year-old woman was arrested late Thursday for fatally stabbing her 9-year-old daughter at their home in Sango, Nara Prefecture, police said. The mother, whose name has been withheld, allegedly stabbed Rina Naka in her stomach and chest with a kitchen knife around 11 p.m. in a bedroom. The girl was confirmed dead early Friday after being taken to hospital, police said.

The mother was held at the home after her 69-year-old father who lives with her called for an ambulance around 11:10 p.m. and reported that she had stabbed her child. She has admitted to the allegation, police said.

After holding her on suspicion of attempted murder, police released her temporarily for treatment but plan to rearrest her for murder, they said.

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