A 22-year-old woman was arrested Monday for the alleged murder of her infant son 16 days after he was born. According to police, Nagasaki City resident Shoko Hamamoto is suspected of murdering her infant son by covering his nose and mouth and suffocating him around 6 a.m.
Police said Hamamoto has admitted to the charge. She was quoted by police as saying she did it because "I had gotten tired of raising him, and did it impulsively because I was depressed thinking about my future."
At the time of the incident, the boy's father was out of the house. He discovered his son's body when he arrived back home and notified the local fire department.
Some time before the murder, Hamamoto had approached her parents and told them she was feeling anxiety about raising the child, police said.© News reports