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Husband arrested for strangling 83-year-old wife

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Police in Tokyo said Thursday they have arrested an 82-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he strangled his wife at their home in Hachioji City.

According to police, at around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a neighbor of the couple contacted police and said: “A man is talking about how he strangled his wife,” Sankei Shimbun reported. When police arrived at the scene, they found Shizuko Ueno lying on her back in a tatami mat room. She was taken to hospital where she died later Wednesday.

Ueno’s husband Ikimori had left his neighbor’s house by the time police arrived, but he was found later in in Akiruno City, Tokyo.

Police said Ikimori, who was the primary caregiver for his ailing wife, has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying: “My wife told me she wanted to die.”

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These stories are so sad. So often it boils down to the husband or wife taking the life of the other to put them out of the terrible misery they are suffering Often after being be begged to do so for months if not years.

I hope the authorities go easy on the man. They have both suffered enough.

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These stories are very common in Japan and they are heartbreaking :(

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This is heart breaking. My mom was so stressed out from taking care of my father who had dementia (nph dementia). He kept yelling that he wanted to die, etc, etc, yet she stayed the course until the stress ultimately took its toll on her and she passed away before he did, from heart failure. Before that, my sister and I finally convinced her to move into a care facility with him where they could live in an apartment that was similar to what they were currently living in, but with help available 24 hours. She passed away 2 week before the scheduled move. I know this is personal, but we all go through this and if this spurs anyone to take action with their own parents sooner than we did, I hope it helps.

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Just sad.

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Case closed if she asked him to carry on with the task!?

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Sadly this article illustrates how Japan deals with its elderly, basically it leaves many to fend for themselves.....even after paying 60+yrs into govt coffers & still people mostly cant afford the cheapest care......& we see this article repeated over & over again.

In Japan you arrive as a baby & too many leaved either being killed by a spouse or end up killing their spouse.... what a disaster!!!

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Police said Ikimori, who was the primary caregiver for his ailing wife, has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying: “My wife told me she wanted to die.”

The old taking care of the old!

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