Police on Saturday arrested a 41-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old son at their home in Yukuhashi, Fukuoka Prefecture.
According to police, they received a call from the woman just after noon on Saturday. The woman, who has not been named, said she had stabbed her son in the chest with a knife. She also said she had taken several sleeping pills.
When police arrived, they found the boy with stab wounds to his chest. He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said Sunday. The woman, who is also in a stable condition, has admitted to the charge and told police she wanted to kill her son, police said. But she has not provided any motive, they said, adding that the two lived by themselves.© News reports