Crime Nov. 30, 2015 –
Police in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man and his 17-year-old wife over the fatal abuse of their 16-day-old daughter. The infant died after she was placed in a trash can, Fuji TV reported.
According to police, Yoshimi Suzuki, who is unemployed, and his wife who cannot be named because she is a minor, are suspected of putting their daughter Misora in a garbage bag and then placing the bag inside a trash can in their bedroom at around 10 p.m. on May 7. Misora suffocated to death.
Suzuki noticed that his daughter wasn’t moving and called 119. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead two hours later. The hospital notified police.
The couple, who were arrested on Sunday, have admitted to the charge and said they did it because their baby was crying really loudly while they were trying to play video games, police said.
The bin was 20 cms high and 20 cms in diameter. Suzuki and his wife were quoted by police as saying they didn’t think their daughter would die.