• Kyodo


The Saitama District Court on Tuesday sentenced Emiko Kawasaki to a suspended three-year prison term for killing her 2-year-old son on April 3 by repeatedly slamming him on the floor.

Presiding Judge Takuichi Kawakami said Kawasaki, 33, physically abused her son, Kengo, to vent the stress that built up in her daily life. He suspended her sentence for five years, with prosecutors having demanded a four-year prison term.

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