• Kyodo


The Numazu Family Court on Wednesday was handed the case on a 16-year-old girl who has been detained since late last year on suspicion of poisoning her mother.

The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, has been in custody since late October, following her arrest on suspicion that she attempted to kill her 48-year-old mother in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, by lacing her food with thallium, a substance often used as rat poison.

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