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81-year-old woman arrested over attempted murder of husband

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Police in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested an 81-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 82-year-old husband at their home.

According to police, the incident occurred between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, TV Tokai reported. Police received a call just after 1 p.m. from a visiting relative who reported the stabbing.

Police said Taneko Takizawa is accused of stabbing her husband in the neck and chest as he lay in bed. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said he was in a serious but stable condition. Takizawa also had knife wounds on both wrists, which police believe were self-inflicted. She was quoted as saying she had been arguing a lot recently with her husband.

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They seem to be getting older and older

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81 and 85 and they still have the energy to argue? - Surprised by the twist ending that this attempted murder/suicide was not the frequent “tired of caring for the elderly spouse” Japanese drama we read here almost daily.

- “Takizawa is accused of stabbing her husb in the neck & chest as he lay in bed. taken to hospital, [and] in a serious but stable condition. Taneko had knife wounds on both wrists, believed self-inflicted, quoted saying she had been arguing a lot recently with her husband.” -

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Can't read this kind of articles without feeling this is just a symptom of much more serious social problems.

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These stories make me sleep with one eye open, always say sorry, and make sure I clean the dishes properly.

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Damn! I'd better be careful. Might be a good idea to hide all the sharp and pointy things we have around the house.

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