A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, accused of killing her 8-year-old daughter by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Police suspect Junko Suzuki of burning coal briquettes in a bedroom on the second floor of her home in Fujimino City in the early hours of March 17, causing the death of her daughter by carbon monoxide poisoning while she slept. Suzuki also became seriously ill from inhaling the gas but recovered in hospital. Upon her release Monday, she was arrested for murder.
Suzuki told police she couldn’t remember the night clearly, but police said a note was found on a table on the first floor addressed to her husband, saying sorry, among other things. Police said her husband came home from work and found his wife and daughter unconscious on the bed in the second-floor bedroom. He called for an ambulance and the pair were rushed to hospital, but their daughter was pronounced dead shortly after.© News reports