65-year-old woman arrested over death of bedridden husband


Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 76-year-old bedridden husband.

According to police, the suspect, Sachiko Okuda, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she was worn out from looking after her husband, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said that Okuda told them she strangled her husband with a cord as he lay in bed just before 10 a.m. on Friday. She then went nextdoor and told her neighbor what she had done.  

Police said Okuda’s husband had suffered a brain infarction several years ago and had been incapacitated ever since.

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Innocent of mercy killing.

Guilty of taking the easy way out.

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@Daniel Naumoff.

Oh it mustn't been easy.

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It never is. Until that one mistake. Then the weight is reversed.

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Did she not read how prisons are overrun with old people already?

Anyway, a story that repeats daily but maybe with less honest murderers so it does not make it way to JT.

Where are the kids in this report?

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I wouldn't mind if someone took me out under similar conditions.

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Why did she have ro report it ? If you do it, keep quiet and stop bothering prisons.

Indeed, if she wanted it officially before, ask for help.

Very strange behaviour but typical and nos surely very common in Japan

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Why did she have ro report it ? If you do it, keep quiet and stop bothering prisons.

Because she strangled him with a cord, which would easily be detected by police.

By surrendering, she will have a lesser punishment. Plus, she obviously has a conscience, which apparently some posters here are lacking.

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Cry, show remorse, pick up your suspended sentence at the clerks window.

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