A 64-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly killed his wife "because she asked me to" at their home in Hachioji.
Police received a call just after 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon from a man saying that his wife had collapsed. Emergency officials arrived and attempted to perform resuscitation on Ayako Maeda, 61, who had been strangled. However, the woman died soon after.
Her husband was arrested and was quoted by police as saying that his wife was suffering from sciatica, a type of nervous system disease, and had taken a turn for the worse about a month before. "She asked me to kill her," he was quoted as saying.© News reports