Hokkaido couple arrested for abandoning 2 infants, 1 confirmed dead

子ども2人を放置しパチンコに・・・乳児死亡 両親逮捕

Kyodo -- Jun 11
A 35-year-old man and his teenage wife were arrested Saturday for allegedly leaving two infant children unattended for 13 straight hours at their home in northern Japan, with the younger child later confirmed to have died, police said.

Mitsuhiro Abe and his wife are suspected of leaving a 2-year-old boy and his 4-month-old brother alone at the family home Wednesday in Kushiro, Hokkaido, from around 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. while they went to a pachinko parlor, the police said.

The woman's name and age have not been released as she is a minor. Japan lowered the age of adulthood from 20 to 18 in April.

The younger brother was found unconscious and after being transported to a hospital confirmed to have died. The hospital reported the incident to police, authorities said. ...continue reading

Jun 11 (ANNnewsCH) - 北海道釧路市で30代の父親と10代の母親がパチンコ店に出掛け、2歳と4カ月の息子2人を自宅に放置したとして逮捕されました。4カ月の次男は死亡が確認されています。  ...continue reading

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