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Mother chokes 14-year-old son because he changed the TV channel

By Mason White 4:02 AM June 2, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
A mother was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly choking her son because he changed the television channel, according to the police in Japan.

Saitama police said that they have arrested 39-year-old Yukiko Inoue, after being accused of squeezing the neck of her 14-year-old son during a dispute over what TV program to watch.

Inoue was charged with one count of attempted murder.

According to the police investigation, Inoue tried to strangle her son around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, when he refused to allow her to switch television channels because he wanted to watch his favorite program.

Later that night, Inoue called police to report what she had done. The boy suffered minor injuries to his neck. The boy told investigators that his mother grabbed him by the neck and threatened to kill him.

Over the last two years, police have been called to the home three times on reports of violence.

During questioning, Inoue admitted to police that she choked her son over a dispute about television programs, but she denied trying to kill him.