83-year-old man arrested over murder of wife in Iwate


Police in Shiwa, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested an 83-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 77-year-old wife.

According to police, Ekizo Tawara stabbed his wife Itsuko several times in the chest and neck at their home at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Sankei Shimbun reported that Tawara then called 110 and said he had stabbed his wife.

Police rushed to the house and found Itsuko lying on a futon, unconscious from her wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died about an hour later.

Police said Tawara has so far refused to say why he killed his wife.

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Tawara has so far refused to say why he killed his wife

I just hope that it was a mercy killing and that she did not suffer too much...

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This is unreal! It's quite possible these two had been married for over 50 years. There's no mention of dementia or home caring, which is the usual scenario. Possibly, it his he who has the mental disorder and just snapped! It's quite a boggling murder without further information.

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Judging from what I have read the news article, the facts of the incident conceivably remain obscure. Hope more details of the case will come to light.

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No matter what, it's still murder. It's not OK if he was stressed, or whatever his excuse will be.

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