Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 71-year-old man for attempting to murder his wife by pouring gasoline over her at their home in Nagano.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Tetsuo Kobayashi, poured lawnmower fuel over his wife while she was sleeping at around 5 a.m. Monday, NTV reported. His wife awoke and fled to a neighbor for help. Police said she suffered burns on her neck and shoulders.
Kobayashi was arrested near his house. He was quoted by police as saying that he was angry because he and his wife had quarreled. "But I didn't mean to kill her," he told police.© Japan Today