Police said Monday they were called to a residence in Osaka after a 68-year-old woman told a neighbor that she had murdered her husband on Sunday.
Police say the woman, who has been named as Michiyo Numa, called a male neighbor to say that she had killed her 74-year-old husband Toshiaki, who had become bedridden five years ago, TV Asahi reported. According to police, Michiyo attempted to strangle her husband to death at around 7 a.m. with a length of vinyl rope as he slept in his bed.
The neighbor contacted police, and emergency services were dispatched to transport Toshiaki to a nearby hospital. Emergency workers say that although his breathing had stopped, doctors were able to restart his heart and save his life, TV Asahi reported.
Michiyo was quoted by police as saying that she was worn out from caring for her husband.© Japan Today