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Woman arrested after stabbing sleeping husband and setting fire to his futon

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Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after she stabbed her 50-year-old husband and set fire to his futon as he slept.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The woman, Michiyo Katsuura stabbed her husband in the stomach and then used a cigarette lighter to set fire to his futon. Katsuura’s mother, who lives with the couple, saw flames coming from the second-floor bedroom and called 119.

The fire was extinguished about 30 minutes later. Katsuura’s husband was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries are not life-threatening. Katsuura and her mother were not injured by the fire.

Police said Katsuura has remained silent since her arrest.

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Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after she stabbed her 50-year-old husband and set fire to his futon as he slept.

What gave it away, the stab wound or the flaming futon or perhaps both?

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Eons ago, my first wife who was very abusive, would sometimes punch me in my sleep. Thankfully that was all.

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@sensei258

I'm glad you got away from that.

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Eons ago, my first wife who was very abusive, would sometimes punch me in my sleep. Thankfully that was all.

Did you snore a lot?

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She’s remaining silent, thinking up a good excuse I suppose. Pathetic.

Lock her up, she’s obviously dangerous.

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Frustration of lots of things,including not being able to have kids maybe? Definitely was drinking no doubt.And I don't need it to be conveniently left out of the article to know.

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It is hard to imagine being driven to a point where stabbing someone and trying to set them alight is an option, but there are better ways to deal with situations. I wonder if the wife will ever talk.

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These kinds of articles are difficult to assess. Is she just a raving loon or has she been subjected to years of abuse to push her far enough to stab him and set fire to his bed?

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Police said Katsumura has remained silent since her arrest

Well, actions do speak louder than words. Plain to see what she had in mind. The burning futon could have caught the whole house on fire, making even her own mother a victim. Whatever's wrong with her, he should have already filed divorce papers.

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Another illustration of passive aggressiveness taken to an extreme. Gentlemen be careful of the words you use towards your wives as it may trigger this.

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It is tempting to say he is lucky to be alive, but presumably anyone who has been stabbed and left in a burning futon that produces visible flames will be pretty badly disfigured. So not exactly "lucky" then.

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50 year old husband is the kind of guy who gets stabbed and set on fire while peacefully sleeping in his futon.

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My first spouse burned my 3 year old daughter’s feet with Katori Senko, so I barricaded us in a bedroom after that for sleeping.

There are some crazies out there. Be careful.

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The woman, Michiyo Katsuura stabbed her husband in the stomach and then used a cigarette lighter to set fire to his futon.

Got it. Avoid Michiyo Katsuura at all costs.

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Katsuura’s husband was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries are not life-threatening.

Um. Sounds like the husband has narrowly escaped death. But there're a lot of difficulties lying ahead between them. There's no choice but to divorce as he can't even sleep well with his demon wife. :‑(

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She sounds like a real nutter and bad news. It seems like she's one of those "passive-aggressive" types who just erupted. @ shogun36, I will definitely avoid her at all costs.

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I'm sure she was drunk. Release her now.

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There is two sides to this story her story and his sweet dreams or nightmare which ever he wants to call it. In other words. For him all he can do now is rest ea

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So many questions, so few answers. I hope both husband & wife get mental health help.

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Stabbing plus setting fire to futon... now that is a serious case of lack of anger management..

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Like that movie way back, The Burning Bed, starring Farrah Fawcett.

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