Police in Chikusei, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 80-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his 77-year-old wife at their home.
According to police, at around 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, the couple's daughter, who lives in the residence with her children, called 110 reporting that her father had stabbed her mother with a knife, Fuji TV reported.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found Tomi Suzuki, 77, dead in her bed in the bedroom on the first floor, with stab wounds to her neck and stomach. Her husband was found on the floor beside her, bleeding from the stomach after he apparently tried to stab himself, police said.
On Friday, the man was quoted as saying that "I stabbed myself after killing my wife."
Police said a note was found in the bedroom in which he said he was worn out from looking after his ailing wife.© Japan Today