Police on Sunday arrested a 37-year-old woman for allegedly strangling her three children to death on Saturday afternoon at their home in Kagoshima.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Satomi Fukutomi allegedly killed her sons aged 10 and 8, and her 4-year-old daughter some time after 3 p.m., TV Asahi reported. Her 39-year-old husband was at work at the time and discovered the bodies when he returned home at about 8 p.m.
Police said the woman had slit her wrists in an apparent suicide attempt, but is in a stable condition, TV Asahi reported. Police quoted her as saying that she wanted to kill herself and see her children. So far, the suspect has given no motive for the killings, TV Asahi reported.
Neighbors told TV media they were surprised at the murders and said the family seemed a happy one.