Police in Yokohama on Sunday arrested a 93-year-old man on suspicion of strangling his 93-year-old wife to death in the nursing facility where they both lived.
According to police, Shokichi Akimoto has admitted to killing his wife Makiko, Fuji TV reported. They lived in the same room.
Makiko's body was discovered at around 9 a.m. by an orderly who called the facility's doctor. When the orderly last looked in on the Akimotos at 7:40 a.m., she was OK.
Akimoto has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive for killing his wife, police said.
The couple moved into the nursing home at the end of December.© Japan Today