Police in Minami-Ashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested an 83-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to murder his 81-year-old wife with a fruit knife.
According to police, the suspect, Kyuji Takahashi, stabbed his wife Setsuko in the chest at their apartment at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. Prior to the incident, Takahashi called 110 and said “I am going to kill my wife.”
Police officers went to the residence and found Setsuko bleeding from a stab wound to her chest. She was taken to hospital and was listed in a stable condition, Fuji TV reported.
Takahashi was quoted as saying, “My wife has dementia and I am worn out from looking after her."© Japan Today