Police in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing her one-month-old son last year.
Police said Sayuri Ito, who lived with her husband, three-year-old daughter and son Minato, has admitted to the charge. She is accused of throwing her son Minato to the floor and beating him at their apartment last Aug 22, Fuji TV reported. She was quoted as saying, “I became frustrated because Minato wouldn’t stop crying and threw him to the floor. Then I shook his body.”
On the morning of Aug 23, Ito called 119 and said her son “wasn’t breathing.” Minato was taken to hospital where he died at around 10:55 a.m. that day.
The hospital contacted police to report a case of possible fatal child abuse after seeing that he had sustained multiple injuries.© Japan Today