Police in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 36-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 47-year-old husband. The woman, Masami Noda, showed up at a police station at around 7 a.m. Tuesday and said the body of her husband was in the car outside, Fuji TV reported Thursday
Noda was quoted by police as saying she stabbed her husband Hidekuni in the chest while they were in a car parked by the side of a road at around 5 a.m.
Hidekuni, who was found lying on his side in the car’s back seat, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. A blood-stained knife was also found in the car.
In March 2016, Noda consulted police about trouble she was having with her husband. At that time, they lived in Highashi-Murayama, Tokyo. Soon after, the couple separated and Noda moved to Kuki. However, in September 2016, she told police that their problems had been resolved. Her husband was still registered as living in Higashi-Murayama at the time of his death.
Police said that Noda has so far given no motive for killing her husband.© Japan Today