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Man arrested over death of 7-month-old daughter

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Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of fatally abusing his seven-month-old daughter in May.

According to police, Ryo Shinohara, a part-time worker, is accused of choking his daughter Ema to death in the bathroom at around 9:30 p.m. on May 19, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Shinohara has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying, but that she was alive.

Police said Shinohara told them Ema was sitting on a bathmat while he rinsed her hair when she suddenly felt unwell and slumped. He called out to his wife in another room and she called 119.

Ema was rushed to hospital where she died. Doctors said she died of asphyxiation after having been choked.

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Police said Shinohara has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying, but that she was alive.

In no place on earth and to nobody with enough mental capacity to blink is that an appropriate way to get an infant to stop crying.

I could never harm a child. It pains me to even disappoint my chihuahua, but I'd love to spend an hour in a locked room with people like this guy.

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Shinohara has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying

When in the history of child raising has this ever worked? Was he expecting that choking a flippin' 7 month old baby would make her automatically stop crying? Off with him!

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he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying, 

Yeah, right! "It was an accident! She fell on the knife 47 times!"

Just another loser parent who took out his frustrations on his child resulting in her death! And, this one doesn't even have the guts to admit it! Pathetic!

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So is this the season in Japan for fathers to kill their daughters ??? A man in Chiba is accused of fatally abusing his 10-year-old daughter trial to begin Feb 21, and now this Bozo chokes his new born daughter to death. Talk about having issues, these two guys should be hung by the neck side by side in prison. To all the fathers in Japan Don't kill your daughter.

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I see at least two people think this is an appropriate way to stop an infant from crying.

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quoted him as saying he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying, but that she was alive.

Lock him up FOREVER!!! FOREVER!! Punk!

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he only pressed his daughter’s neck with his thumb and forefinger because she wouldn’t stop crying,

Well yeah, that would stop the crying eventually. And permanently. We have a real genius here.

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That's two in the news today alone. Scumbags. The autopsy results are conclusive, and that this guy claims innocence should slap at minimum life sentence on him.

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I see 1 guy is good with sarcasm (Zaphod) and 1 guy (Chip Star) who I don't think quite got it.

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He must be very streeful raising a child. He is probably suffering from mental issues, due to the very difficult tasks fathers have to do, such as work, all the chores at home and raising a child. Hopefully he will get professional help to cure this man. Punishing him is not the answer.

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