Man arrested for shaking 6-month-old daughter to death

Posted on March 9, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

 MAR. 05, 2013 -FUKUI —

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 6-month-old daughter at their home in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture.

Fuji TV reported Monday that the man, who has been named as Yuji Yagi, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of violently shaking his baby daughter’s head at their apartment in June of last year. The girl was taken to hospital unconscious and eventually passed away in December.

The assault was uncovered when doctors could not find any obvious physical injuries and reported the child’s death as suspicious. Police questioned Yagi, who admitted to abusing his daughter, Fuji reported.

Yagi was arrested on a charge on manslaughter. Police said they are planning to investigate whether the girl was routinely being abused.

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Man gets 3 years for causing brain damage to 5-month-old daughter by shaking her violently

Posted on December 26, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , , |

 DEC. 26, 2012  YOKOHAMA —

The Yokohama District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old man to three years in prison for causing his 5-month-old daughter serious brain damage by violently shaking her.

The court heard that Sho Nishikawa was at home alone with his daughter Kairi in Yokohama’s Sakae Ward on March 22 last year, TBS reported. When his wife returned home, Kairi, who was usually healthy, did not stop crying all night.

Medical checks revealed that she had sustained brain damage, most likely caused by being violently shaken. Police consulted several medical experts and began to assemble a case against Nishikawa, who was alone with Kairi at the time of the incident which caused her injuries. He admitted to the charge and said he shook his daughter because she wouldn’t stop crying.

Police said Kairi continues to suffer from a range of medical problems as a result of her injuries and requires full-time care.

Prosecutors had called for Nishikawa to be jailed for five years.

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