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37-year-old man arrested for fatally abusing 2-month-old daughter

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Police in Koga, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of fatally abusing his two-month-old daughter last month.

According to police, Yoshihiro Kido, a construction worker, lived with his common-law wife, who is in her 20s, and their daughter Yuzuki Higashi. At around 11 p.m. on June 9, Kido is accused of violently shaking the child several times at their apartment, Fuji TV reported. After Yuzuki started vomiting and lost consciousness, her mother called 119 and she was taken to hospital the next morning where doctors said she had suffered internal bleeding of the brain. She died soon after.

The hospital contacted child welfare authorities about a case of possible abuse and police were then notified. Police said Kido has admitted shaking Yuzuki because she wouldn’t stop crying but said he did it to soothe her and denied any intent to kill.

Meanwhile, local media reported Wednesday that Yuzuki’s mother had consulted with Koga child welfare officials about her anxiety over raising her baby. Since April, child welfare officials had visited their apartment seven times to check on Yuzuki but did not speak with Kido or see anything to indicate that Yuzuki had been abused.

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Seems to me that many of these stories happen when bloke living with "common law wife" (which I take to mean girlfriend).  bloke just can't stand poor child crying or whatever and goes nuts.  Shame.

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Police said Kido has admitted shaking Yuzuki because she wouldn’t stop crying but said he did it to soothe her and denied any intent to kill.

Um, perhaps this guy lives in a house without a TV, internet or newspaper which many times has had news about fathers killing babies by violently shaking them. Lock this scum up pronto!

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Soothe her by giving her severe brain damage, putting her in a coma, and letting her die. Sounds like an extract from the moronic idiot's guide to childcare.

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May he receive the most severe sentence allowable under Japanese law.

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 admitted shaking Yuzuki because she wouldn’t stop crying

well, you got her to stop... real tough guy abusing babies...

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Another one. How many this week?

he should get the death penalty for this

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The amount of family killing family members in this country is bonkers... The last few weeks felt like an epidemic. But.... shouganai ne.

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Another one. How many this week?

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Such people were scums! How can they do this to their own children in such a cruel manner!? Not just Japan but around the world there were such despicable parents!

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Or...he is covering for the wife?!?! She was the one having PPD and was being checked by the local welfare authorities. I think it's even money that she was actually responsible for the death.

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reading this first thing in the morning makes me want to violently shake Yoshihiro to sooth myself. wtf scum of the lowest order!

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Kobe White Bar OwnerToday 06:20 am JSTreading this first thing in the morning makes me want to violently shake Yoshihiro to sooth myself. wtf scum of the lowest order!

'wtf' for sure. Babies are going to cry! Usually because they're tired, hungry, wet - and picking it up and shaking ain't going to solve anything. I'm not a daddy but I know better than that! This guy is an imbecile and needs to be in prison, away from kids. this is nothing but murder of the first degree and it's inexcusable.

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Kido has admitted shaking Yuzuki because she wouldn’t stop crying but said he did it to soothe her and denied any intent to kill.

Just let this statement sink in for a second.

I don't know where he learned this "soothing tactic" but VIOLENTLY SHAKING ANYONE does NOT soothe them. What a muppet!

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What a muppet!

More like a MORON. He can conceive a child but he sure knows nothing but parenting one.

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You know how long and how hard you have to shake a child to cause the haemorrhaging? He wasn't trying to soothe her.

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