A 22-year-old mother has been arrested on charges of causing the death of her newborn baby after stomping on her chest multiple times, local police revealed.
The incident occurred at the family’s house in Fukuoka City’s Minami Ward at around 9:30 p.m. on July 13. Serina Machino reportedly stomped on her sleeping daughter Kokomi’s chest multiple times, eventually causing her death from heart failure, Sankei Shimbun reported.
At the time, Machino’s husband was away to use the restroom, but when he returned, he noticed Kokomi was not breathing and immediately notified emergency services.
Machino was quoted by police as saying that she had multiple quarrels with her husband over childcare after their daughter was born and was aggravated. She also told police that she stomped on her baby’s chest, but “had no intention to kill her,” Sankei Shimbun said.© Japan Today