Police in Kitami, Hokkaido, have arrested a 92-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 91-year-old wife in November.
According to police, the incident occurred on Nov 26. Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported that Shigeya Kobayashi called 119 and said his wife Ichiko had collapsed and was unconscious.
Ichiko was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. An autopsy revealed her neck was broken. Police said she also had bruises on her body.
Police said Kobayashi has denied killing his wife. The two lived alone.© Japan Today
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Her neck was broken?
At that age, the neck may be broken by a fall?
I think when I am that old, I cannot break anything let alone someones neck.
Maybe she did just fall and hit her head causing some bruising and a broken neck?
Or, maybe he killed her?
Maybe he killed her but cannot remember?
So many questions...
Another family murder. As I have posted before, we are in perilous times of the last days.
Another family murder. As I have posted before, we are in perilous times of the last days
Can I get an amen? Can we at least get a second coming first?
Probably dementia. Otherwise, why would someone wait until their 90's to kill their spouse? Likely he is not all there, got angry and whatever he did resulted in her broken neck (and that's not hard to break at that age).
There should be a separate section for these crimes.
Pretty sad. They obviously put up with each other for 60 years or more. A few more years and they'd both be dead. Agree with the dementia presumption because, if not, a murder would have happened 10 or 20 or 30 years ago.