• Kyodo


A woman whose 43-year-old daughter is under arrest for trying to kill her died Friday of heart failure and congestive lung failure.

Shigeko Nishimae, 66, died at a hospital in Tenri, Nara Prefecture, where she had been undergoing heart disease treatment since September. Her daughter, former Nara nurse Yukiko Sakanaka, allegedly tried to kill her by feeding her the asthma drug salbutamol sulfate.

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