Police in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 68-year-old man on suspicion of killing 66-year-old wife at their home.
According to police, Toru Horiike strangled his wife Kumi to death with a rubber tube at around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Horiike then went to the residence of his second-oldest son and said that Kumi was lying unconscious on a futon and not breathing. The son went to check on his mother and then called police.
Kumi was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Doctors said she had been strangled.
On Monday, Horiike admitted to killing his wife who had been in poor health. He was quoted by police as saying his wife wanted to die and he couldn’t stand to see her suffer any longer and wished for her to depart in peace.© Japan Today