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74-yr-old man held for killing 71-yr-old wife

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Police have arrested a 74-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 71-year-old wife at their home in Tachikawa, Tokyo, on Saturday. Police said Sunday that they received a call at around 10 a.m. from Toshiaki Hirota, saying that he had just killed his wife.

When police arrived, they found Hirota's wife Hisae on a bed, bleeding from stab wounds to her chest. She was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.

During police questioning, Hirota was quoted as saying: "We hadn't been getting on for a while. She would flare up over the tiniest thing."

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SHE would flare up over the tiniest thing?

Dude....

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He is obviously not a morning person.

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“We hadn’t been getting on for a while.

I would say a good 40 years or so...

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Well to be fair, it's quite likely both of them are over-reactors. He's just the bigger one.

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Sad. The wife died at the hospital? Must have been painful just laying there watching your life go by and wondering how the man she married 40 years ago is killing her. RIP.

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She flares up - quickly releases her stress. He holds it in - lets it out in one big bang (or multiple stabs in this case). Anger management classes for this guy.

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Truly sad. RIP.

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"Anger management classes for this guy"

Too late.

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Terrific comments. Rude, but made me smile.

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I never cease to be amazed at the reasons people give for killing people.

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I agree with Gurukun. How sad. RIP

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Why are the holding him on "suspicion of murder" when he has already admitted it?

Moderator: It has to be proved.

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This is probably not the complete picture. Given their age, his wife had dementia and got aggressive. Without the money to have her being taken care of the guy had to keep her at home and finally couldn't bear it.

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No doubt it was something trivial that unleashed a lifetime of a hate and resentment.

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I predict a suspended sentence after all is said and done. He's old. All he'll have to do is "show remorse" and the judge will let him off with a "life sentence suspended for four years".

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The government should re-unite them! RIP

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I predict a suspended sentence after all is said and done. He's old. All he'll have to do is "show remorse" and the judge will let him off with a "life sentence suspended for four years".

-Suspended sentences are issued for imprisonment lasting less than three years.

-The length of suspended sentence are usually longer than that of actual imprisonment term. (i.e. three year prison, four year suspended sentence)

But you go on sensei! Keep those predictions coming!!

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Why are the holding him on "suspicion of murder" when he has already admitted it?

That's what murder trials are for.

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@ nigelboy - Why do I always have to explain? It was only meant to make a point about the legal system in Japan. It was not meant to be a real prediction. But you go on nigelboy, keep that narrow mindedness coming!

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My wife flares up for the tiniest thing so I know her mental state ,Now when I get to 74 I'll start smoking and drinking and having a whore of a time and hope she kills me . two people that age around the house all the time are bound to get on each others nerve's especially if they can not or do not speak to someone about their troubles

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I am surprised at 74 he was even able to lift the knife let alone cause enough damage to murder someone. She must have moaned an awful lot to give him the energy to do that.

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@keika1628

I agree with your point. I heard the divorce rate is highest for couples just entering retirement age.

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This is such a horrible and sad, sad news! People of this age should know better by now, who they get along with and whom to avoid, so the old goat stabs his wife to death? WTF? Just wrong! RIP old woman.

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