Woman arrested for killing newborn baby, leaving body in locker

Posted on October 4, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

CRIME OCT. 04, 2012 – IBARAKI —
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 30-year-old woman in Ibaraki on suspicion of killing her newborn baby daughter.

The woman, identified as Miyuki Nagamine, was quoted by police as saying she gave birth to a baby girl in a Tsukuba hotel room in August, NTV reported. She allegedly killed the infant and then left the body in a coin-operated locker.

During police questioning, Nagamine told investigators that she had separated from her husband, was living with her 3-year-old son and that life had been economically tough before the birth, NTV reported. She was quoted as saying she felt she could not offer the baby a decent quality of life.

Japan Today

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