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95-year-old man arrested for killing wife with cane

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Police in Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 95-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 88-year-old wife by hitting her with a cane.

According to police, the suspect, Juko Hodooka, hit his wife Teruko on the back of the head many times with a cane as she sat in their livingroom. Afterwards, he called 119.

NTV reported that Teruko was taken to hospital where she died about an hour later.

Hodooka was quoted by police as saying that he and his wife were arguing and that he lost control and hit her.

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I bet they give him life.

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Wow, that is taking geriatric crime to a new level.

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Give him life. . . . . . . thats a good one-

Lol, not much left at 95.

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Yes, but was the cane thinner than the width of his thumb?

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At least he waited until he was 95.

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On the Japanese news, they are reporting that he said he thought his wife was cheating on him. Everyone else said that she definitely wasn't. Delusional paranoia? Or was she having a fling with another man?

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The seventy year itch?

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Am I evil for laughing out loud at these comments?

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A lot of women are cheating these days. He probably checked LINE and found evidence.

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In this case the cane was mightier than the sword and I wonder if we'll see a lengthy trial...

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Sad. Both the news and the comments making fun of the situation.

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95 years old and yet enough power to hit...unbelievable!!!

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Sounds like he's senile.

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Tragic death. Inappropriate comments.

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@ Tessa - I laughed outloud at yours LOL

Moderator: It is not a laughing matter.

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in 5 years he'll be turn 100 years old ...

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