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Woman arrested for helping ex-husband commit suicide

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Police in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of helping her 60-year-old former husband commit suicide at the home where they both lived.

According to police, Mai Sato has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was quoted as saying that at around 8:10 a.m. Saturday, her ex-husband asked her for an electrical appliance cord so that he could hang himself.

After he hanged himself, Sato called 110. He ex-husband was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not yet released information on why the man might have wanted to commit suicide.

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Hol' up.

30-year-old woman on [...]

Sounds good.

60-year-old former husband

WHAT. Damn. 30 years age gap?

Like, dude was 30 when she was just born. That's why I hate long-age-gap relationships. Keep it to a maximum 4-5 year age-gap, at least in my humble opinion.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

@tawkeeo

half the mans age + 7 works in my book.

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30 year age gap.

smh

1 ( +8 / -7 )

He: May I borrow your curling iron?

Her: But, why...? Oh, ok, whatever, sure, here it is, be careful it gets pretty hot...

Thud.

Dials 110

General response: * the age difference!*

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As always, there's more to this story that we don't know so we can't judge anything. Poor fellow.

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Ex husband could not find electrical cord without former wife's help? Really?

Suggest someone look at his life insurance policies or will and see who would benefit?

10 ( +10 / -0 )

48-year-old with a 22-year-pld wife typing this: sideways glance and looks away.. whistles a tune

14 ( +14 / -0 )

So if a husband is sitting down to eat and asks his wife for a knife, then cuts his own throat, she's aiding in a suicide? This has to be a joke.

Could he have not gotten the cord himself?

Age is just a number. Doesn't matter.

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Either she is dumb honest, or she contributed to the death...

I am sure police sometimes is incompetent (or torturing) because evidence must be obvious.

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48-year-old with a 22-year-pld wife typing this: sideways glance and looks away.. whistles a tune

I have no opinion on your situation being happy for your happiness, but for me, I cannot imagine trying to communicate with a 22 year old and I’m a shade younger than you.

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According to police, Mai Sato has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. She was quoted as saying that at around 8:10 a.m. Saturday, her ex-husband asked her for an electrical appliance cord so that he could hang himself.

After he hanged himself, Sato called 110.

What!!!!!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

After looking at my university crush dating a teacher many years older than her when she was only 19... left a bitter taste on my mouth regarding age gaps in relationships...

Regarding the news, I don’t think she should go to prison for something like this.

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So...why didn't he just get the cord himself?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Is there life insurance?

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I don't know if it is bad reporting or not but a lot of details are missing here. The reporter it seems was only interested in getting the story out without any research and subtly supplies a motive " oh, it all in the age difference". An ex-husband? So why are they still living together?

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If she does get something for helping him it'll be because the police forced her to admit it. They gotta keep up that conviction rate.

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her ex-husband asked her for an electrical appliance cord so that he could hang himself.

What if she brought him the fridge? After all, it is an electrical appliance with a cord!

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After he hanged himself

Shouldn't it be "After he hung himself"?

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Shouldn't it be "After he hung himself"?

No it shouldn't. (Grammar police here.)

hang, hung, hung - suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part dangling free: attach or be attached to a wall

She hung out the washing/He hung the picture on the wall

hang, hanged, hanged - kill by tying a rope attached from above around the neck and removing the support from beneath

He hanged himself with an electrical cord.

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