Police in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested an 18-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 2-year-old son.
According to police, the suspect, who cannot be named because she is a minor, has admitted to strangling her son to death at the house of her grandmother at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. At 7 p.m., the woman called 110 and said she had caused her son to die.
Police went to the house and found the boy’s body lying on a futon in a second-floor bedroom. They said there were strangulation marks on the boy’s neck and bruises on his body.
Police said the suspect and her son had moved from the Kanto area and had been living with her grandmother, who is in her 70s, since last October. The grandmother was home at the time of the boy’s death but said she was in another part of the house and had no idea what had happened to her grandson upstairs.© Japan Today