The Yokohama District Court has announced that charges have been dropped against a 29-year-old woman who was arrested in February for killing her two young daughters at their home in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
In announcing the decision by prosecutors not to proceed with their case, the presiding judge said the woman would not stand trial, but gave no reason for the decision, Fuji TV reported Wednesday.
The woman, Natsumi Yamamoto, was arrested after she called police to say she had killed her daughters Kaho, 6, and Saki, 3, in their apartment. Yamamoto was quoted by police as saying she had strangled both her children with her bare hands. The suspect had been living with her two children and her husband who was still at work at the time of the incident.
Police said Yamamoto told them she felt anxious about the future, saying she couldn't cope with raising the children and doing housework.© Japan Today