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68-year-old man arrested over wife’s murder

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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.

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Japan would benefit from a physician assisted suicide law.

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Another victim of a failed (lack of) aged care system.

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"Japan would benefit from a physician assisted suicide law."

like in the movie "Logan's run"

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On Monday, Horiike admitted to killing his wife who had been in poor health. He was quoted by police as saying he couldn’t stand to see her suffer any longer and wanted her to depart in peace.

Theres nothing “peaceful about strangulation”.

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If she was asked her husband to kill her then this is considered a mercy killing, I don't think he'll get much time in prison if any at all. But if he just took it upon himself to kill her then lock him up & throw away the key.

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For end-stage patients, doctors will assist by giving sufficient painkillers.

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He was quoted by police as saying he couldn’t stand to see her suffer any longer and wanted her to depart in peace.

So you strangle the life she was holding to? There's nothing peaceful about that! Karma made reservations for you.

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my wife and I don't get along I can't stand to see her suffer...

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another strangling case !! what with those people ??

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