A 61-year-old housewife battered her 70-year-old husband to death with a coffee cup after discovering he was cheating on her, reports said Monday.
The woman allegedly attacked her husband after learning of his affair, battering him repeatedly about the face and head with the mug at their home in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon, the Asahi Shimbun and other media reported.
Yasuo Hirose, an honorary professor with Yokohama National University, was taken to hospital but later confirmed dead.
"He had an affair with a woman I hate," Emiko Hirose told police, according to the reports. "I went mad and hit him more than 10 times with a cup."
Kanagawa Prefectural police said Monday that the charge was upgraded to one of murder.© (C) 2013 AFP