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Mother tries to kill her 8-year-old son because she wanted to join him in heaven

By Mason White 11:17 AM January 23, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A mother was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill her son because she wanted to join him in heaven, police in Japan said.

Aichi Police said that they arrested 33-year-old Aki Amano on Wednesday night, after choking her 8-year-old son until he fell unconscious.

According to the police investigation, Amano choked her son until he lost consciousness at her home around 9:30 p.m., while her husband was home.

54-year-old Toshio Amano called emergency services around 11:00 p.m., to report that his son is laying consciousness. The child was rushed to a hospital and remains in an intensive care unit.

Hospital staff saw bruises and red marks on the boy’s neck, indicating that someone had choked him, and called the police.

The boy’s mother was arrested at the hospital. During questioning, the mother told police that she cannot raise her son any longer and wanted to go to heaven with him.

The boy’s grandmother said that her daughter had been receiving psychiatric treatment at a mental institution.