Prosecutors in Tokyo have indicted a 47-year-old woman for murder after she was arrested for allegedly pushing her 9-year-old son to his death from a Tokyo hotel last December.
According to the indictment, the woman checked into the hotel in Kabukicho in Shinjuku Ward, with her son and her 7-year-old daughter on the evening of Dec 28, Kyodo News reported. Prosecutors allege that the woman pushed her son from emergency stairs on the 23rd floor of hotel the next morning.
A police officer found the boy lying on the ground outside the hotel at around 7 a.m. and saw the woman looking down from the 23rd floor stairwell.
The woman’s daughter was in their room and was not harmed.
The suspect, whose name had not been released, underwent three months of psychiatric tests to determine if she was fit to stand trial.© Japan Today