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Man arrested for strangling wife ‘because she asked me to do it’

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of strangling his 66-year-old wife to death at their apartment on Monday night. 

According to police, Yutaka Morimoto called them at around 10:45 p.m. and said he had killed his wife after she asked him to do so, Kyodo News reported. When police arrived at the scene, the woman was unconscious. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said Morimoto used a thin plastic cord to strangle his wife.

No further information was released on whether or not Morimoto's wife was ill or bedridden, or why she might have asked him to kill her.

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I don’t believe him, because she’s been younger , stronger and fitter with still more will to live on , indicated by being unconscious when found, and I guess she didn’t even ask him to do, because in that case one would still kind of love the victim somehow and probably use something to minimize suffering like some sleeping pills before and of course a ‘tool’ which is softer, not a thin plastic cord which is causing also quite much extra aches and additional pain.

-16 ( +0 / -16 )

Even if that were the case, it's still illegal.

Man up, bloke.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Why not just do it the quiet way.

Personally if in my final days, I don't want a member of my family strangling me !

Better drink a poison myself if it to quiet me for good for a peaeeful accompanied end.

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...indicated by being unconscious when found.

Only a doctor is authorised to pronounce someone dead in Japan.

If you've been dead for a week and are starting to curl up at the edges, the ambulance team still records you as unconscious.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

If the wife really was the one who wanted it, she should at least leave some proof behind. Like maybe a video or something. Otherwise the husband would be in big trouble after her death.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

At 73 years old I would think he should have said I don't remember and then dementia would be the obvious reason!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I can imagine such a situation arising... some Women, can nag so much and taunt their Husbands in many ways, I wouldn't be surprised that something similar to the following are common-place:

Go Jump, go on... you haven't got it in you...

Go on kill me, see what happens to you then... you worthless excuse of a man...

2 ( +4 / -2 )

What a terribly queer affair as well as being incredibly sad. What could cause this elderly man to do such a dreadful crime against his dear wife. I guess there is a lot to learn about this tragic case.

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Because a dead woman can not answer the question the judge will ask her, "Did you tell Morimoto to kill you?"

If she could answer, she would tell the judge, "Please kill Morimoto."

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

"HiroOct. 11  08:41 pm JST

If the wife really was the one who wanted it, she should at least leave some proof behind. Like maybe a video or something. Otherwise the husband would be in big trouble after her death."

He is in big trouble regardless.

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he had killed his wife after she asked him to do so

Wife : Go jump in a lake!

Husband : Ok

Police : Why did you jump in the lake knowing that you can't swim?

Husband : Because my wife asked me to do so!

See how silly it sounds?

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