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Mother gets 2 years in prison over death of 3-year-old daughter

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The Saitama District Court has sentenced a 33-year-old woman to two years in prison after she was convicted of parental neglect resulting in the death of her three-year-old daughter.

The court on Monday found Nana Nagano guilty of neglect after her second daughter Saki died from a brain injury in Kasukabe City in December 2021, Kyodo News reported. At the time of her death, both of Saki's legs were broken and she also had facial injuries.

Presiding Judge Daisaku Kaneko that Nagano failed to provide care for Saki, who he said must have been in immense mental and physical pain.

According to the ruling, Nagano was fully aware that both of Saki’s legs were broken, yet she did not seek medical treatment.

Saki was rushed to a hospital after falling unconscious at home and died due to her brain injury on Dec 29, 2021. Doctors at the hospital notified a child welfare center about a case of possible child abuse after finding that Saki’s legs were fractured, as well as bruises on her face.

At the time, Nagano worked part-time at a karaoke parlor. Her 37-year-old boyfriend was also living with her and Saki. Police believe the abuse started when he moved in at the end of November.

Nagano and her boyfriend were both arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of abusing Saki. However, the man died in an apparent suicide in March 2022, while in a detention facility in Saitama Prefecture.

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The Saitama District Court has sentenced a 33-year-old woman to two years in prison

Is there some mistake? 2 years for this cruelty? Saki's "immense mental and physical pain" counted for little, it seems.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Just 2 years prison for the torture and death of an innocent, precious little girl? Despicable.

Rest in Peace to poor little Saki-chan. We can only imagine the pain and suffering she was subjected to by this child-abusing animal and her scum boyfriend.

However, the man died in an apparent suicide in March 2022, while in a detention facility in Saitama Prefecture.

This news is the only glimmer of joy in the whole story. He lived his worthless life as a coward - and took the cowards way out.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

2 years! 2 years for a horrendous crime that caused so much suffering to a dear little child. Unbelievable isn’t it and it makes me incredibly cross and sad.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Didn't take her 3 year old to hospital with obviously broken legs?

Two years in prison? A better punishment would be to break her legs and get no treatment for the duration of the ridiculously short sentence.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

However, the man died in an apparent suicide in March 2022, while in a detention facility in Saitama Prefecture.

I didn't expect a happy ending. I cannot understand why random scumbag boyfriends can live with a child but the father will be prevented by the full power and authority of the state from seeing his own child. Poor little girl.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I'll play that broken record again.

Don't know how many times I've posted on this forum over many years saying that "In Family" murder is treated way more lightly than "Stranger Danger" murders.

The violence, pain and cruelty inflicted on such a little girl resulting in death and 2 years is the sentence.

Like - Be Real.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Just 2 years???..

Pathetic...

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Two?? Please tell me this is a typo and they actually mean 20 because if not, what the actual hell?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Another ridiculously lenient sentence handed down by a Japanese court.

Is the possession of recreational class C drugs the only crime they clamp down on strongly?

Some of the sentencing for murder seems to be incredibly low and sexual offenses are dealt with by no more than a slap on the wrist, it would appear.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Children have very little value in Japan, even though very few of them are being born.

You would think the government would have more value given to their future tax payers.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

A guy got 13 years in jail here in Japan for possession of pot. This "mother" gets 2 years for letting her boyfriend and her basically kill their three year-old helpless daughter?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

another angel flew away from this cruel world and no one could save her.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Poster are complaining about the mother being given two years for the death if you can recall the previous article about this story years ago when this occurred it was the bf who did most of the abuse even though she was in the home! At the time, Nagano worked part-time at a karaoke parlor. Her 37-year-old boyfriend was also living with her and Saki. Police believe the abuse started when he moved in at the end of November.

Nagano and her boyfriend were both arrested in January 2022 on suspicion of abusing Saki. However, the man **as they call him now and not her BF died in an apparent suicide in March 2022, while in a detention facility in Saitama Prefecture. This alone tells you why she got two years he got more and decided to take the low road out because he wasn't getting out for along time!!! **

3 ( +5 / -2 )

"Presiding Judge Daisaku Kaneko that Nagano failed to provide care for Saki, who he said must have been in immense mental and physical pain. According to the ruling, Nagano was fully aware that both of Saki’s legs were broken, yet she did not seek medical treatment."

So, causing extreme physical and mental anguish of a tiny child who depends on and loves you, not to mention the absolute fear she must have felt... well... that's worth a mere two years to this judge and the system. Well done, Japan, well done. How many times have I said when a mother kills her child here, which is pretty much daily if not more than once a day now, she gets two to three years? She should get life... and THIS with the CONSTANT reports about the falling birthrates and how Japan desperately needs more children.

Just... crazy.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Some men seem to really have the mammalian instinct to destroy the offspring of the competitor. Grizzly bears do that to ensure the propagation of their own genes over those of another male.

Unfortunately, many women accept it and actually go along with it. Gotta stand by your man and all that stuff I guess, but on steroids.

I hope this terrible woman rots away in prison for the rest of her ..... 2 years.

May her daughter's soul be in a place of unconditional love.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

At the time of her death, both of Saki's legs were broken and she also had facial injuries.

Only 2 years? Is this a joke? It is like court is approving torturing and killing children as a normal thing to do. You would get more jail sentence for killing a dog in that manner in most countries. And i had just a read a news of declining child population.

this is a horrible news to hear!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I dont understand how this could be the result

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Kyodo News reported. At the time of her death, both of Saki's legs were broken and she also had facial injuries.

Two years for this.

I'm sure the judge feels satisfied with a good days work.

I hate typing this: R.I.P. beautiful child.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

10 years and a hysterectomy would be my vote.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

2 years!

Didn't that guy who licked some chopsticks or something like that in a restaurant get 2.5 years for his heinous crime/

3 ( +3 / -0 )

People apparently don’t believe the child’s life is worth anything judging by the downvotes of my previous comment

2 ( +2 / -0 )

2 years? 意味わからん

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The sentencing is as horrible as the crime. pathetic!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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