Chiba woman jailed for 7 years for killing 13-year-old daughter

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

TOKYO —

The Tokyo District Court on Friday upheld a ruling that sentenced a 44-year-old woman to seven years in prison for strangling her 13-year-old daughter in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture.

The court upheld the sentence handed down by the Chiba District Court, ruling that Mika Matsutani, a part-time worker, strangled her daughter Kasumi to death at their apartment last year. Matsutani told police that she had intended to kill herself after killing her daughter but couldn’t go through with it, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Matsutani had defaulted on her home payment approximately three years ago, and had been having difficulty making ends meet ever since, a police spokesman said. She and her daughter had been ordered to vacate the premises by Sept 24, 2014.

When representatives from the Chiba District Court arrived at the apartment to see them out, they found Kasumi dead, lying face up a futon.

Prosecutors had sought a 14-year prison term for Matsutani but her lawyers argued that she was mentally unbalanced when she killed her daughter.

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22-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of 6-month-old son

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death, Child Custody and Visitation | Tags: , , , |

WAKAYAMA —

Police in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after strangled her 6-month-old son with a kotatsu electric cord.

According to police, the woman, Naomi Misu, strangled the child at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday while her husband was out. Fuji TV reported that she then called 119.

The boy was taken to hospital where he remained in a coma on Sunday.

Police said Misu, who was on maternity leave from her job at a bank, had consulted with Tanabe city welfare authorities on Dec 3, saying the child wouldn’t stop crying and she found child-rearing stressful.

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42-year-old man arrested for attempting to strangle 6-year-old son to death

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death, Child Custody and Visitation | Tags: , , , |

YOKOHAMA —

Police in Yokohama said Monday they have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to murder his 6-year-old son.

Shunsuke Okudera, an office employee, is suspected of attempting to strangle his son to death at their home at around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported.

Okudera’s mother, who lives with them, called 110 reporting her grandson had been strangled by her son. When police arrived at the residence, the son was lying on the floor in the living room. Okudera admitted to the charge and was arrested at the scene.

Police said the boy is in a coma.

So far, Okudera has not said anything to police about why he attacked his son.

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Woman held for trying to strangle 6-month-old son to death

Posted on February 23, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 Jan. 03, 2015 – KAWASAKI —

Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she tried to strangle her 6-month-old son to death.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Aya Shoji, strangled her son Yuma on Friday morning. TBS reported that Shoji’s 38-year-old husband found the child in a state of cardiac arrest and called 119. The child was rushed to the hospital where he is in a stable condition.

Shoji, who was arrested at her home, was quoted by police as saying she had become worn out from raising her child.

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Woman arrested over attempted murder of 8-year-old son

Posted on February 23, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

AICHI — Jan. 22nd, 2015

Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 8-year-old son.

According to police, Aki Amano strangled her son until he lost consciousness at their home at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. TBS reported that Amano’s 54-year-old husband Toshio called 119 at around 11 p.m. to report that his son had lost consciousness. The boy was rushed to hospital and remains in intensive care.

Hospital staff identified bruising and red marks on the boy’s neck indicating that someone had strangled him, and notified police.

The boy’s mother was quoted by police as saying she didn’t believe she could go on raising her child, and that she wanted to go to heaven together with him.

According to police, the boy’s grandmother said that her daughter had been receiving psychiatric care at a mental health facility.

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Man suspected of killing 9-year-old granddaughter

Posted on January 18, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 JAN. 15, 2013 –  TOKYO

Police said Tuesday that a man is suspected of strangling to death his 9-year-old granddaughter and then trying to kill himself at their home in Tokyo’s Machida.

According to police, the 66-year-old man lived with his son and his daughter. Fuji TV reported that the father returned home from working a night shift at about 9 a.m. and found his daughter, clad in her pajamas, lying on a futon. She had apparently been strangled to death. The man found his father in another room, where he had slit his wrists and tried to hang himself, police said.

Police said the grandfather was taken to hospital where his condition is not life-threatening. He was quoted as saying that he killed the girl, Fuji reported.

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Mother arrested for attempting to kill 3-year-old daughter

Posted on October 20, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

CRIME OCT. 14, 2012 -IBARAKI —
Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly trying to strangle to death her 3-year-old daughter at their home in Inashiki, Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Asami Yamaoka, attempted to strangle her daughter with a towel at around 9:30 on Saturday morning. Yamaoka’s mother who lives with her and her two children discovered the girl unconscious in her room and called 119, TV Asahi reported.

The girl was taken to hospital where her condition has stabilized, police said. Yamaoka has been charged with attempted murder, but has so far given no motive for her actions, police were quoted as saying.

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Nagano woman arrested for attempted murder after strangling 1-year-old daughter

Posted on April 28, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Apr. 24, 2012 – NAGANO —

Police said Monday they have arrested a 40-year-old woman for allegedly strangling her one-year-old daughter at their home in Iiyama, Nagano Prefecture.

The woman, who has been named as Ikue Inose, called police at around 3 .p.m. on Sunday and said that she had strangled her baby, NTV reported. Police rushed to the scene and took the child to hospital where doctors said she was suffering from organ failure.

According to police, Inose lived in the apartment with her daughter and husband, who was out at the time of the incident. An investigation is underway to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the crime.

Police said Inose is to be charged with attempted murder, but that she has so far given no motive for the crime, NTV reported.

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Woman arrested over death of one-year-old son

Posted on July 7, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Jul. 07, 2011 – 12:00PM JST     FUKUOKA —

Police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old woman after her one-year-old son was found dead in Fukuoka’s Minami Ward.

The baby boy, who has been named as Ryusei Yashima, was discovered by officers near a river at around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday night after the boy’s great-grandmother contacted police to report that her granddaughter had killed her great-grandson. Police found the baby limp and he was confirmed dead at a hospital around an hour later.

During questioning, the child’s mother, who is divorced, told police, “I strangled him to death.” She then went to her grandmother’s house. Police said the woman has so far given no motive for the crime.

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