Police in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she attacked her 14-year-old son following a dispute over changing the TV channel.
According to police, Yukiko Inoue tried to strangle her son at around 9 p.m. on May 29. Later that night, Inoue called 110 to report what she had done. The boy sustained minor injuries to his neck.
Police said the boy told them his mother grabbed him by the throat and threatened to kill him, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said that over the past two years, child welfare authorities have been notified three times about violent family behavior at the suspect’s residence.
Inoue was quoted by police as saying she choked her son but denied any intent to kill him. She said she got angry with her son because he kept changing the TV channel.© Japan Today