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76-year-old man killed, wife wounded in Ibaraki farmhouse

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A 76-year-old man was killed and his 73-year-old wife seriously injured by an apparent intruder in their farmhouse in Yachiyo, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday morning.

According to police, the couple’s 42-year-old son who lives in another residence near the farmhouse, called 119 at around 3:15 a.m. from . The son said he heard the dog barking and went to check on his parents. He found them both collapsed in their bedroom, bleeding from knife wounds.

Police said Isao Osato was stabbed in the chest. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Osato’s wife Yuko suffered a stab wound to the stomach and remains in a critical condition. A bloodied knife was found at the scene.

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Oh look finally a normal crime, like a bolt out of the blue...

I mean, hopefully they find the scum who done it.

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Naumoff - Oh look finally a normal crime, like a bolt out of the blue...

Are you sure about that? A motive has not been established nor has the son been ruled out as a suspect.

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One can hope this story does not become another family murder.

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One can hope this story does not become another family murder.

Unless there is another family member, I doubt this will be family-cide. Leaving mom alive after stabbing her and then calling the police would be pretty dumb. Still, it’s possible I suppose...

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They also have security camera footage that show someone walking around outside the house and then later running from the house around the time the dog was barking.

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wow killing a 76 year old guy in his house too ?? that's some crazy thing to do i really hope they will get that trash who done this

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A Vietnamese man, here as a agricultural trainee has been arrested on suspicion of this. That security camera footage helped track him down.

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