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Mother arrested over death of 3-year-old son

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Police in Uki, Kumamoto Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of causing the death of her three-year-old son.

Yuki Saito, a truck driver, is accused of punching her son Aoto in the abdomen, causing him to fall down and hit his head at their home at around 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Sankei Shimbu reported. Saito’s mother was visiting her at the time but was in another room. She called for an ambulance after noticing that her grandson had lost consciousness.

Aoto was taken to hospital where doctors said he had suffered an acute subdural hematoma from internal bleeding in the brain. He did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead on Thursday night.

Hospital staff contacted police and informed them that Aoto might have been subjected to abuse. Police said Saito has admitted to hitting her son and quoted her as saying, “I became frustrated and hit him because he wouldn’t listen to me.”

Police said Saito, who is a single mother, contacted a child welfare center for advice on child-rearing in the past. A child welfare official had been visiting the home from time to time but said there had been no signs of child abuse.

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Another mother of the year. Please lock her up forever, preferably a place where people treat her like she treated her son, plus an exponent for every year older than him she was.

2 ( +16 / -14 )

amen smith. this bit of news just Effed up my whole day. RIP little guy

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Advice is not education or emotional maturity. I’ve seen many mothers just lash out at their kids in public in some very callous ways. I’ve seen kids smacked to the ground, I saw a teenage boy nearly get knocked out with a snack in the head by his father in a restaurant, I saw a woman pinch her 7-8 year old daughter on the thigh until she screamed for swinging her legs on the train. That’s just a few. Too many Japanese parents are way to free with their hands and smack their kids around at a whim. This little kid has died because his mother just lashed out at him with no forethought of the consequences. Keep your hands to yourself!

9 ( +14 / -5 )

Poor boy, and poor mother -- she was probably raising him the way she was raised herself. The most tragic part is that this article says she had contacted a child welfare center for help in that past! Obviously, whatever help they gave her fell short. The time to break the cycle of violence is well before things like this happen. I hope the mother gets help from now, but it's too late for her son, and she will have to live with the knowledge of what she did for the rest of her life. :(

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Bloods boiling! POS Why do some people expect kids to know everything??? It’s our jobs as parents to teach them!!! And should be the greatest honor of our lives. RIP

12 ( +12 / -0 )

" A child welfare official had been visiting the home from time to time but said there had been no signs of child abuse."

wow no clues? really?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Absolute scum of the earth woman. She was not a mother, so she cant be called that, just a child killer. I hope for her endless misery until execution, taxpayers should not have to pay to feed and clothe this animal.

Rest in Peace to Aoto-kun.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

poor mother

whatever help they gave her fell short

I hope the mother gets help from now

Yeah lets blame society, the government, the child killers upbringing, and anything else we can think of.

Sickening how some people look to make excuses for child killers.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Not all women make good mothers, and some should never even give birth.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Let her drop, child murderer!

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Very sad. RIP to the little son.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Sickening how some people look to make excuses for child killers.

Oh, gosh is that what I did, when I said she needed help? Because wishing people get help for their obvious problems before tragedies happen is "blaming" others?

It's so much easier just to call people monsters after the deed is done than it is to recognize patterns and reach out to them when it can actually make a difference, when it can maybe save some lives.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

" he had suffered an acute subdural hematoma from internal bleeding in the brain. He did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead"

In my country toddlers may die from malnutrition, or poor household conditions, but rarely from extreme physical abuse, for "not listening"

a very sad story.

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*Police said Saito, who is a single mother, contacted a child welfare center for advice on child-rearing in the past. A child welfare official had been visiting the home from time to time but said there had been no signs of child abuse. *WOW!!! Nothing good came out of this, it seems everyone wants to paint the mother as evil, but she was a single paint, looks as if she had some help from her mom. Yes boys will be boys and from the quote above its not like she did not try to seek help as the police said she had contacted child welfare for advice. It seems as if the experts said their was no abuse. Frustration leads to devastation something that she will live with for the rest of her life.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

When a child dies, we, society, the community, the family are all partly to blame. She sought help, her mother was around there are neighbour's, I'm not condoning her action, but if there was community spirit, good family support, maybe this could have been prevented

0 ( +3 / -3 )

@smithinjapan

Lock her up forever? Too lenient...hang her high as soon as possible. This scum deserves nothing but the hangman's noise.

Woke lily-livered down votes to come.... Poor woman, it's not her fault... Bs..if it was a guy the same people would be crying blue murder

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Unfortunately, in this country, there're no friends you could turn to for advice and moral support.She sought help from welfare people who just offer advice by the book.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Someone please sterilize this woman. Let's hope she never reproduces again.

She should try punching truck grills or smokestacks instead of her son.........former son now.

Good job there Yuki. Well, at least you won't have him as a problem anymore. Keep on truckin.

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Usually with this kind of story it is the boyfriend or new husband that does something like this. Very unusual for the mother, who actually gave birth to the kid. But alas there are all sorts of people out there.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Saito has admitted to hitting her son and quoted her as saying, “I became frustrated and hit him because he wouldn’t listen to me.”

My 6 year old son is super HARD HEADED! He chooses to not listen to us and it infruiates me, but attack him? No, he gets to stand in the corner until he is ready to apologize or listen to reason. 15-20mins usually does the job. But punch him to cause internal injury? Miss me with that one!

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