37-year-old woman arrested for attempting to kill 3-year-old daughter

Posted on April 6, 2016. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

UTSUNOMIYA — January 12th, 2016

Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 37-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 3-year-old daughter in a public toilet at a leisure facility.

According to police, the suspect, Mika Hashimoto, tried to strangle her daughter Yuna to death at around 2 p.m. Sunday in a toilet at Romantic-mura, which is a theme park containing a huge onsen, and a FlowerDome with tropical plants, hydroponically grown herbs and a variety of orchids.

Hashimoto took her daughter to the toilet but when she came out alone, her husband went to see where Yuna was and found her unconscious in the toilet and called 110, Fuji TV reported. Yuna was taken to hospital where she remained in a coma on Monday, police said.

Hashimoto was quoted by police as saying she wasn’t confident she could raise her daughter and wanted to kill her. Her husband told police his wife had often expressed anxiety to him about raising their daughter but that she had never before tried to hurt the girl.

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Mother arrested for strangling 7-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son

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KANAGAWA — February 13th, 2016

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 7-year-old daughter and her 5-year-old son at their home in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.

According to police, the woman turned up at a police station at 3:40 a.m. With her was her 11-year-son who had choke marks on his neck, but was not badly injured. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the woman told them she had strangled her daughter and youngest son and that she had wanted to die.

Police went to the house and found the unconscious bodies of Yumea Ochiai, 7, and her 5-year-old brother Haruma in a second-floor bedroom. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead two hours later.

The woman lived in the house with her husband, their three children and her husband’s parents. The woman’s 47-year-old husband was out at the time, while her in-laws were asleep in other rooms and heard nothing, police said.

Meanwhile, a child welfare center in Atsugi said the woman has consulted them at the end of last year, saying she was feeling the strain of rearing three children. The center had asked the school where the 11-year-old and 7-year-old attended to be on the lookout for any signs of abuse.

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38-year-old woman arrested for killing 5-month-old daughter

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CHIBA — March 6th, 2016

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 5-month-old daughter at their home in Sammu, Chiba Prefecture, police said Saturday.

According to police, the woman, Noriko Ogawa, called 110 at around 2:45 p.m. Friday and said she had killed her daughter Rino and that she wanted to die together with her, Fuji TV reported. Police rushed to the scene and found Rino unconscious with strangulation marks on her neck. She was taken to hospital where she died shortly after arrival.

Ogawa and her daughter, who lived with her husband in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward, had gone away for a few days’ rest at the husband’s family home in Sammu.

Ogawa was quoted by police as saying she was worn out from child-rearing.

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Woman charged with strangling her 8-year-old daughter

Posted on January 29, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Jan. 25th – OKAYAMA —

Police said Friday they have charged a 51-year-old woman with murder after she allegedly strangled to death her 8-year-old daughter at their home in Kibichuo, Okayama Prefecture, on Jan 14.

According to police, the woman, identified as Chizuru Kojima, used a towel to strangle her daughter Miori after she had returned home from her special needs school that day, Fuji TV reported. Police said that after killing her daughter, Kojima then went into the kitchen and inflicted several life-threatening wounds on herself with a sharp knife.

The girl and her mother were found in their apartment at around 5:40 p.m. They were rushed to the hospital immediately, but the girl was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Following her recovery on Thursday, Kojima was quoted as telling police, “After killing my child, I could only think that I too had to die.”

Kojima’s husband was at work at the time.

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Oita woman arrested over death of 7-year-old son

Posted on January 29, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 JAN. 25, 2014 – OITA —

Police in Oita have arrested a 40-year-old woman over the death of her 7-year-old son.

According to police, the woman, identified as Noriko Okada, killed her son Koki sometime between midnight and 2 a.m. on Friday. NTV reported that Okada’s husband called 119, saying that Koki was unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.

When an ambulance arrived, Koki was in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was confirmed dead shortly after at a hospital.

Police said there were strangulation marks on the boy’s neck and that Okada had admitted to killing her son, but has so far given no motive.

Okada and her husband have two other children—a daughter, 17, and a son, 6.

Police said Okada had been institutionalized several years ago and that her family reported that her behavior had started becoming erratic about two months ago, according to NTV.

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