A 23-year-old woman was arrested on Friday for beating her 1-year-old daughter to death at their apartment in Saitama. Kazusa Kondo was arrested for allegedly kicking her daughter Kotone repeatedly in the stomach on Thursday night.
According to police, the suspect's father, who lives near the apartment, visited the apartment around 8:30 p.m. and found Kotone unconscious and his daughter in another room. He called an ambulance and Kotone was taken to hospital where she died about two hours later.
The suspect, who divorced in April, lived with Kotone, Kotone's twin brother and their 3-year-old brother at the apartment. She was quoted by police as saying, “She never looked me in the face. Whenever I tried to get close to her, she would suddenly start crying. I just wanted her to stop, but I lost my temper.”© Japan Today