A very sad and tragic story from the Nikkei tells of the murder of a three-year-old girl, Shizuku Tanaka, by the hands of her mother.
"Shizuku was being fussy and noisy while we were gaming," said her mother, 26-year-old Yui Tanaka, according to the Nikkei.
Yui Tanaka said that her daughter also put their gaming machines and other valuables in the garbage. "Even when we scolded her, she didn't listen, so we put her in a bag."
The mother and her 20-year-old live-in boyfriend taped little Shizuku's hands and feet before putting her in garbage bag. The autopsy report said that the girl died from suffocation. The pair admitted their actions, but said that they didn't intend to kill the girl.
Kotaku pointed to other reports characterizing Yui Tanaka as a "demon mother." She supposedly also wrote online, "Even if this kid died, I wouldn't cry."
The couple is now in police custody.