Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of killing the 64-year-old woman with whom he shared a house.
According to police, Hiro Sagawa beat the woman’s face with his fists several times at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Sagawa called 119 at 6 a.m., claiming that “his wife” had collapsed in the garden.
The woman was taken to hospital where she died about six hours later, police said.
Police said Sagawa has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.© Japan Today