crime

Woman arrested for fatally stabbing husband

20 Comments

Police in Tokyo on Saturday arrested a 44-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 49-year-old husband by stabbing him with a fruit knife.

According to police, Akane Seki stabbed her husband Izumi at around 2 a.m. Saturday in the first-floor living room of their home in Itabashi Ward, and then called 110. Izumi was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Police said Seki has admitted to stabbing her husband but denied intent to kill. She was quoted as saying she lost her temper after they argued over the bookbinding business they ran together.

© Japan Today

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

20 Comments
Login to comment

Sounds like things came apart at the seams.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

@Bugle Boy

Drum roll and high hat!!!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I doubt that an argument about a book binding business motivated her. There were probably much deeper and long lasting issues between them.

Either way, it's a terrible thing to do to another human being, especially the one whom you ought to love more than anyone.

This world needs a massive infusion of love.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Never take a knife while angry.

Love should be all.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

You know that at 2 am they'd been drinking before she lost it.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A lot of these knifings happen late at night or early morning, isn't the golden rule never go to bed angry.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Actual proof that 2am and fruit knives are not compatible. Seems this relationship was "bound" by underlying issues.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

...they're gonna throw the book at her...

1 ( +2 / -1 )

No intent to kill? The murdering sow needs to be locked up until dead. She’s in big trouble now

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I wonder if they kept in there store any books on "anger management"?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

when she gets sentenced, I wonder if she will "ap peal her conviction"?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Guys you have to be careful in these stressful times. My friend told his wife that he wanted a divorce and she went hysterical all night such that he could not sleep and almost went mad. If things get rough better to leave her secretly.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

If she stabbed him on his chest, he could see her attacking him...I wonder if he couldn't defend himself.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Marriage is “binding”till death do you part...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Oh Gosh! lost temper, simple reason she already planned that. Good for her she's nt the victim here, unless if her laywer the best they will covered it as self defense?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Who knew bookbinding is such a high stress job.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

This was bound to happen.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Kochikame, that's what it sounds like. 2 AM, him in a defenseless position... it looks like she stabbed him in his sleep, which is one of the most despicable ways to kill someone imaginable.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Don't judge a book by its cover.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It certainly closed the chapter on their relationship.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites