An 83-year-old man who was arrested earlier this month for stabbing his wife to death, has died in a hospital in Ogawamachi, Saitama Prefecture, where he was treated for malnutrition.
Seiichi Kunisaki was arrested on Feb 5 after he had attempted a murder-suicide, which left his wife Kyoko, 77, dead and himself seriously injured with knife wounds. At the time of his arrest, Kunisaki told police that he was worn out from nursing his wife, who had Alzheimer’s disease, and had wanted to end their lives together.
Following his arrest, Kunisaki has been continuously avoiding eating, which made the police take him to a hospital a total of three times in February, NTV reported. He was hospitalised on Feb 17, where he was treated for malnutrition, but he continued to refuse food, and died on Tuesday.
Kunisaki had remained silent during interrogations following his arrest and had also refused to explain his food abstinence. He was put on a drip.© Japan Today