On the night of March 30, little Shizuku Tanaka was murdered in Osaka. Her feet and hands were bound by tape, and she was stuffed in a garbage bag. The bag was tied shut, and the three-year-old is now dead.
Her mother, 26-year-old Yui Tanaka, later told investigators, "Shizuku was being fussy and noisy while we were gaming." According to the Nikkei, Tanaka also said that the little girl threw their game machine and other important possessions into the garbage. "Even when we scolded her, she didn't listen," said Tanaka, "so we put her in a bag."
The mother didn't act alone. Along with her 20-year-old boyfriend, Tanaka taped her daughter's hands and feet and stuck her in a plastic bag. The autopsy report says the little girl died of suffocation.
Tanaka and her live-in boyfriend are now in police custody, saying that they didn't intend to kill Shizuku. They apparently met last year via a dating site and began living together this past February.
Reports are also surfacing that paint Tanaka as a "demon mother". Last year, Tanaka apparently wrote online, "Even if this kid died, I wouldn't cry."