Police in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 48-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to poison her husband by enticing him to drink alcohol laced with methanol, an antifreeze chemical.
Fusako Okawa, who was arrested Wednesday, is accused of mixing the toxic chemical into an alcoholic drink and offering it to her husband, 59, at their home earlier this week, Fuji TV reported.
On March 6, the husband fell seriously ill while he was out and was taken to a hospital, where he fell into a coma. According to police, he is still in a critical condition and is unconscious.
The case came to light after doctors at the hospital notified police that tests on the man showed that he may be suffering from poisoning.
Okawa was quoted by police as saying that she put the methanol into her husband’s drink, but she did not intend to murder him.© Japan Today