Couple arrested for firing air gun at 1-year-old son
Kyodo -- Nov 07
A couple in southwestern Japan were arrested Wednesday for allegedly harming their 1-year-old son last November by firing an air gun at him dozens of times, police said.

Yuiga, the third son of Masanori Jokei and his wife Ai, both 24, died the following month of pneumonia, according to the police, who are investigating the details of the boy's death and whether he was subjected to daily abuse.

The couple, who have denied the allegation, are suspected of firing a BB gun at Yuiga at their home in Tagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture, inflicting injuries that did not fully heal before the boy's death.

What appeared to be impact marks from the pellets were found all over the boy's body, the police said.

News source: Kyodo
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