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.”© Japan Today