Police in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 75-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 72-year-old ailing wife at their home.
According to police, Takashi Sakamoto is accused of strangling his wife Kazue, who suffered from dementia, at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at their home in Tsurumi Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said Sakamoto called 110 and said he had killed his wife.
When police arrived at the scene, Kazue was collapsed on the floor and rushed to hospital, where she was confirmed dead.
Sakamoto was quoted by police as saying he was worn out from looking after his wife. He said she did not recognize him anymore and stopped listening to him.© Japan Today