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41-year-old woman arrested over fatal abuse of 2-month-old son in 2018


Police in Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested a 41-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of fatally abusing her two-month-old son in 2018.

According to police, Keiko Ishibashi has admitted to beating her son Leon at their apartment in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, on Aug 1, 2018, Sankei Shimbun reported. At the time, Ishibashi was living with her then common-law husband, a Bangladeshi national.

On Aug 2, at around 6:30 a.m., Ishibashi called 119 and said something was wrong with her son. He was taken to hospital but died before arrival. Doctors said he had suffered a fractured skull. The hospital notified police about a case of possible child abuse.

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another day , another horrific case of child abuse here in safe japan

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How could you beat a tiny baby?

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And WTH did it take more than 2 years to arrest her?

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So many 41-year-olds in this world who would do anything to have a baby. And this monster treats human life like that? Disgusting.

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Why on earth did this take two years?

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Happens a lot in Japan. At least once a week we hear of mom or dad fatally abusing their kid or a murder/suicide involving a kid.

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LEON ??? strange name in Japan...

Sorry for you small Leon.

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Why on earth did this take two years?

She probably denied killing the child and the investigation and interrogation took this long. Maybe a plea bargain got her to finally admit to the killing

LEON ??? strange name in Japan.

Child's father is Bangladeshi

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