Police in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday arrested an 80-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to strangle his 73-year-old wife to death.
According to police, they received a call from a male relative of Kenjiro Ogawa at around 12:10 a.m. Monday, in which he reported that Ogawa had strangled his wife, Fuji TV reported.
Police went to the apartment and found Ogawa's wife lying unconscious in a Japanese-style room on the second floor of their house. She was taken to hospital where she remains in a coma, police said.
Ogawa has admitted to attempting to kill his wife, who suffered from dementia, police said. He was quoted as saying he was worn out from looking after her.© Japan Today