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83-year-old man arrested for killing wife with hammer

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Police in Tokyo said Sunday they have arrested an 83-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 85-year-old wife by repeatedly hitting her on the head with a hammer.

According to police, Teruo Kimura has admitted to killing his wife Fumiko as she slept at around 3 a.m. Saturday at their house in Shinagawa Ward, Fuji TV reported.

Kimura called 110 at 3:30 a.m. and said he had killed his wife and that he had tried to commit suicide but couldn't.

When police arrived, they found the victim already dead. In addition to her head wounds, she had a stab wound to the neck. Kimura had a stab wound to his stomach and had a blood-stained knife with him.

Police said the couple lived with their son who told them he was asleep on the second floor at the time and heard nothing.

Kimura was quoted by police as saying he and his wife and quarreled the night before.

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Poor woman

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Another murder/suicide with a failure in the second half.

They really need to reverse the order. That should help.

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85 years old and want to commit murder/suicide? At that age, why not just wait? It won't be that long.

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Kimura called 110 at 3:30 a.m. and said he had killed his wife and that he had tried to commit suicide but couldn't.

It would be singularly difficult to kill oneself with a hammer.

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Reckless

He also had a knife (or other similar sharp item) as the article says he had stab wounds.

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Let's hope that the Japanese judiciary shows common sense while investigating this.

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commanteerToday  07:32 pm JST

85 years old and want to commit murder/suicide? At that age, why not just wait

May have been a long wait as many people live long here. Now, he may(should) have to spend that time in the cooler.

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OK so they argued the night before, I am sure they argued many others times that's what married people do but I guess this argument was the one that broke the camel back. The son must have mixed feels about this. I hate you for killing my Mother …. I love you for being my Father. Tough situation.

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it is completely sad

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