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Married couple found dead at home in apparent murder-suicide

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A 55-year-old woman and her 76-year-old husband were found dead in their home in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday, in what police believe was an apparent murder-suicide.

According to police, a caregiver found the bodies at around 2:30 p.m. and called 110, Fuji TV reported. She found the woman hanging by the neck with an electric appliance cord. Her husband was collapsed in his bedroom, bleeding from several stab wounds to the upper part of his body.

Police said both were confirmed dead at the scene and that there were no signs of forced entry or that the house had been ransacked.

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Really?

The wife kills the elderly husband then offs herself. What do you think spurred this couple to let it escalate this point? How many times were the police called to the residence? Was their a pattern of D.V?

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Among the suicides and murders of the past year, how many would not have happened were it not for Covid pushing vulnerable people over the edge. Those entrusted with ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of society’s spoils stand condemned for their mealy mouthed response to a crisis which they in no small part helped to bring about.

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The wife kills the elderly husband then offs herself. What do you think spurred this couple to let it escalate this point? How many times were the police called to the residence? Was their a pattern of D.V?

Actually the husband could have hung the wife, and then stabbed himself. No one will ever know because no one was there. The knife will have both finger prints on it, as I am sure it was a kitchen knife. In Japan to seems that random murders are very rare. However it is the old, angry, depressed, off the rocker old people in our family we have to watch out for.

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Slick drifter: Why does it have to be domestic violence? Perhaps she was a gold-digger and got tired of him. Or maybe it was all great when they were young and passionate and in love, but as they aged, especially him, he became senile and unable to take care of himself, and she got tired of it all.

That'd be my guess... she had to take care of him, and it was all just too hard, and this was the way out. And heck, maybe violence was involved (although if she murdered him I'd say ultimately the violence we can prove is on her part). Point is, we don't know.

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My bet is Smithinjapan has it right, this happens a LOT here in Japan, a LOT!

As I have been saying for many years, do YOU wanna grow old in Japan.......its bleak for far too many here sadly

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On the surface, it looks like she offed her hubby. If that is the case, it's best that she offed herself as well.

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Or maybe it was all great when they were young and passionate and in love, but as they aged, especially him, he became senile and unable to take care of himself, and she got tired of it all.

Quite plausible. Young woman marries middle-aged man and all is fine and dandy for years until she wakes up one day, looks in the mirror, sees that while she still retains the last vestiges of the beauty of her youth, the handsome 50-year old she married is now a stiff.

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Slickdrifter

The wife kills the elderly husband then offs herself. What do you think spurred this couple to let it escalate this point? How many times were the police called to the residence? Was their a pattern of D.V?

He was 76. It is also possible he was demented and an impossible burden. We just don´t know from the article.

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Could it be that they loved each other? Why DV, if that was the case she wouldn't have or he wouldn't have killed one another one would survive. I would rule out the wife being a gold digger because if she wanted money and if he had it she would be around to get the loot. My best guess is DEBT!!! I would assume they both acquired alot of debt and saw no way out and suicide was the way to end it all, no more stress just ending rest!

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I love speculation.

How about, they were passionately in love from the time they met until he became mentally and physically bedridden and she couldn't bear to see him like that; she couldn't bear to live without him so, in a lovers murder/suicide, she offed them both so they could be together forever in heaven?

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Does not take a rocket scientist to understand

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Whichever the case maybe, it brings to surface the fact that people rely on their own sense of self-righteousness instead of seeking consultation or advice from other friends, family or professional counseling services.

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Sometimes people just have a really bad day

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SmithinJapan

I agree.

I dont support this trend of always blaming the man 100% without any evidence. I understand supporting and protecting women when innocent, but that's not always the case and it shouldn't be treated as such in every scenario! It's getting to a point where a man without doing anything wrong, can be the victim of a crime, but has to prove his Innocence if a woman was involved!

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The knife will have both finger prints on it, as I am sure it was a kitchen knife.

The cord won't though.

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The point I was trying to make was.

Just maybe the police had been dispatched to the house before or in the past?

Was there a pattern? Could have something been done to prevent this?

Do you not think the Japanese gov could be doing more? Who killed who with what and how is not my point. Its a shame it got to this point.

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Times have changed in Japan.

The Old are no longer accepted nor cared for by their children.

If the elderly in Japan do not have enough cash, only option they have is to die.

truly sad.

Don't grow old in Japan.

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Among the suicides and murders of the past year, how many would not have happened were it not for Covid pushing vulnerable people over the edge. Those entrusted with ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of society’s spoils stand condemned for their mealy mouthed response to a crisis which they in no small part helped to bring about.

Exactly this!

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