Woman gets 8 years for fatally beating 11-yr-old daughter with golf club
A 30-year-old unemployed woman was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Hiroshima District Court Tuesday for fatally beating her 11-year-old daughter with a golf club at their home in Fuchu, Hiroshima Prefecture, in October 2012.
The court heard that the defendant, Asato Horiuchi, beat her daughter Yuma with a golf club in the morning, Fuji TV reported. While she was driving her daughter over to her parents’ house in the afternoon, Yuma lost consciousness and Horiuchi stopped at a police koban for help. The girl was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to the Hiroshima prefectural government’s child welfare division, Horiuchi and her mother abused Yuma in February 2009. At that time, officials placed Yuma in a children’s institution where she remained for two years until her mother took custody of her again last year.