The trial of a woman accused of murdering her only son in 2008 by confining him in a garbage bin ended on Thursday, with the prosecution pushing for a 10-year sentence for the crime.
According to prosecutors, in December of 2008, Rika Kanno and her husband Yoshihiro forced their 2 1/2 year-old son, Yui, to get into a garbage bin, then put a lid and plastic bag over it, and bound it with an elastic cord.
When questioned by a jury member how she, as the mother of the child, could do such a thing, Kanno just replied, "Nothing I say can explain or make up for what I have done."
Kanno will be sentenced later Friday. Her husband will be tried separately.© News reports