Over 2 hours at boyfriend’s house…2 children died after being left in car in extreme heat “22 year old mother told a serious lie immediately after her arrest”.
He is so ignorant and immature as an adult that we must ask him to reflect upon his actions. I hope he atones for his crime and learns many things.
After the verdict, the presiding judge admonished the young mother.
In a jury trial held on March 8, the Odawara Branch of the Yokohama District Court sentenced Rena Nagasawa, 22, an unemployed defendant, to three years and six months in prison. Nagasawa spent more than two hours at the home of a man she was dating last July, and left her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son in the car, where they died of heat stroke. Chief Judge Noburo Kiyama described the incident as “tragic and irreversible.
At the trial, it was learned that Nagasawa often left her toddler in the car and went to the home of a man she was dating. She said, ‘I thought it would be safe as long as I turned on the air conditioner. If her testimony is true, as the judge pointed out, she must be called immature as an adult.
FRIDAY Digital” reported on the case in detail in an article distributed last August 4. We would like to reproduce it and reflect on the depth of the mother’s guilt (some of the contents have been revised)–.
neglect that was noted about two weeks ago.
On August 2 of last year, Nagasawa was arrested by the Atsugi Police Station of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police on suspicion of abandonment by a person responsible for the protection of her children. He left his two toddlers in the car during a hot summer day, and both children lost their lives.
The incident took place on the afternoon of July 29 last year. The maximum temperature that day was over 33 degrees Celsius. It was just before 5:00 p.m. when Nagasawa called 119 and said, ‘My two children are sick. The location was the parking lot of “Bosai no Oka Park” in Atsugi City.
When paramedics rushed to the scene, the two toddlers were limp. The eldest son was unconscious and transported to the hospital, where he was quickly pronounced dead. As a result of the autopsy, the cause of death was determined to be heat stroke, and the 2-year-old daughter also died on August 2.
This was not the first time Nagasawa had caused similar problems. About two weeks earlier, he left his eldest son in the car while he went shopping in the town of Samukawa in the central part of the prefecture. A neighbor passing by found the crying toddler and called the police, and Nagasawa was warned that he had committed “neglect.
At the time of his arrest, Nagasawa reportedly stated, “I was not going to be a nuisance to people around me, so I left the car for 30 minutes.
I left the air conditioner on and opened the window for about 30 minutes because it was disturbing the surrounding area. I had my child lying in the back seat, and I was in the front seat operating my smartphone.
However, numerous inconsistencies emerged, including the fact that he was unaware of the child’s deteriorating health until he became unconscious. As the police proceeded with their investigation, they discovered that Nagasawa had lied.
She was at the home of a man she was dating,” said Nagasawa. When Nagasawa returned to the car about two hours later, both children were already suffering from heat stroke.
The defendant returned to the car about two hours later to find his two children already suffering from heat stroke, probably to hide the fact that he had been visiting the man. Nagasawa moved the car to the park parking lot and called 119.
Nagasawa put his beloved child in danger of death for the sake of his own desires. No matter how much he regrets, his precious life will never come back.
PHOTO： Shinji Hasuo