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87-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing wife

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Police said an 87-year-old man is suspected of killing his 88-year-old wife and then trying to kill himself at their home in Yachiyoshi, Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, a man called 110 at around 11:30 a.m. Friday and said he had killed his wife and gave the address. Police rushed to the house and found the body of Akiko Okumura lying on a futon in the first-floor bedroom. She had several stab wounds to her left side and abdomen and was declared dead at the scene.

Her husband was found slumped on the floor near the front door, with a stab wound to his stomach. Two blood-stained knives were beside him.  He was taken to hospital where officials said his wound is not life-threatening.

Police said they will wait until he recovers before questioning him.

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There seems to be a helluva lot of bad news concerning the elderly in Japan.

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What an awful way to end your life - killing your wife, then yourself. And in this case, likely after over half a century of marriage. Truly tragic.

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As the demographics continue to hold more of the elderly, the more criminal acts are to be expected because of mathematics. The elderly is the largest criminal segment of the Japanese population. And will only continue to increase in criminal behavior.

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This is ALL our futures HERE in Japan, so do YOU wanna grow old in Japan?

'Do you know what YOU may end up doing to a spouse or your spouse to YOU!!

There is little to no support for people in need in Japan, the govt CLEARLY has DECIDED to just let "nature" take its course, with often GRUSOME consequences which we will see more & more of in the news to come for the next 40years, THINK about that!

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They were both close to 90. I wonder how long they had been married. I also wonder if their had problems in their marriage before. It seems very odd for someone to murder their spouse at that age. I guess life in prison doesn’t mean so much when you are that age.

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DTH,

If we ever get an update, we will almost assuredly find out the wife had severe health issues that NO WAY an 87yr old could realistically deal with, yet many are & MANY will be driven to do these things!

The unthinkable IS becoming THINKABLE.  an option for those whose stress is off the charts!

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I guess they could have been a childless couple. But if they do have children, that are most likely adults, where were they? And I mean weren't they in contact with their parents and perhaps noticed that something was not quite right? Very sad.

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I guess they could have been a childless couple. But if they do have children, that are most likely adults, where were they? And I mean weren't they in contact with their parents and perhaps noticed that something was not quite right? Very sad.

Or, as you said, maybe they were a childless couple.

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