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Mother of 7-month-old girl who fell to her death arrested on suspicion of murder

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Police in Osaka on Sunday arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 7-month-old daughter who fell from an apartment building in a municipal housing complex.

According to police, Hitomi Tamitani called 119 at around 10:15 a.m., reporting that her daughter Yuzuki had fallen from the ninth floor of an apartment building they were visiting in Hirano Ward. The baby was found lying on the playground beside the building, Fuji TV reported.

Police said that upon questioning Tamitani further on Sunday night, she said that Yuzuki slipped out of her arms while they were on the stairs but she denied dropping or throwing her. There is a 1.5-meter-high railing on the staircase.

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Stupid accidents may happen.

No one will ever know but the benefit of the doubt shall go to the defendant.

Do.you want to be accused for a negligence that concerns only you (like you should pay a fine because you broke one of your bone by slipping on a banana peel and thus medical fees to be your problem) ?

If there is evidence of course ful force of law shall apply (I hope then she is not a lawmaker's wife...)

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she denied dropping or throwing her. There is a 1.5-meter-high railing on the staircase.

Not that I think the Japanese justice system is flawless, but come on.... a 1.5 m high railing and she "dropped" over that?

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Perhaps she can be afforded a trial before we boil her in motor oil

well, for the sake of procedure I suppose that’s unavoidable. But child killers should be afforded nothing except to despair of their actions and suffer alone in silence until the end of their days.

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How do you know the "confession" wasn't coerced? Was it recorded? Was her attorney present?

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Mother could have jumped solo, no?

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Glad she was caught out in her filthy lie. Now, punish her unmercifully to the full extent of the law (which in Japan isn’t very much in these cases)

Perhaps she can be afforded a trial before we boil her in motor oil?

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Glad she was caught out in her filthy lie. Now, punish her unmercifully to the full extent of the law (which in Japan isn’t very much in these cases)

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