KUMAMOTO (TR) – Kumamoto Prefectural Police on Sunday arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly killing the infant child of his former girlfriend with stimulant drugs in Kumamoto City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sept. 6).
On the morning of September 4, Tensho Yoshimura allegedly gave the drugs to Yushin Nishida, a 3-month-old boy, inside a room of a love hotel that he had checked into with the boy’s mother.
When the boy was seen emitting foam from his mouth and not moving, the woman telephoned emergency services. The boy was then transported to a nearby hospital but was confirmed dead about one hour later due to poisoning, according to the Asahi Shimbun (Dec. 6).
Yoshimura, who has been charged with murder and violating the Stimulants Control Law, has not commented on the allegations.
When emergency personnel arrived at the room, Yoshimura was not present.
The woman, who is in her 20s, has two other children. She has known Yoshimura for several years. The suspect is not Yushin’s father.
Yoshimura and the mother were later charged with using stimulant drugs. They both received suspended sentences.