Police in Sakado, Saitama Prefecture, on Saturday arrested an 87-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 85-year-old bedridden wife.
According to police, Taro Kawashima called 110 at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and said he had killed his wife. When police arrived at the scene, they found his wife Yuki in bed, in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead due to asphyxiation.
Kawashima was quoted by police as saying he was worn out from looking after his wife who had been an invalid for the past 10 years. He said he had covered her nose and mouth until she stopped breathing.© Japan Today