Woman held for fatally abusing 11-year-old daughter with golf club

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

Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 28-year-old woman over the death of her 11-year-old daughter at their home in Fuchu, Hiroshima Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Asato Horiuchi, allegedly beat her daughter Yuma with a golf club on Monday morning at about 11 a.m., Fuji TV reported. While she was driving her daughter over to her parents’ house in the afternoon, Yuma lost consciousness and Horiuchi stopped at a police koban for help. The girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

According to the Hiroshima prefectural government’s child welfare division, Horiuchi abused her daughter in February 2009. At that time, officials placed Yuma in a children’s institution where she remained for two years until her mother took custody of her again last year.

Horiuchi was quoted by police as saying that she got angry because her daughter lied to her.

Japan Today

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