Police on Saturday arrested a 77-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 72-year-old bedridden husband at their home in Noda, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the woman, identified as Hideko Uchino, stabbed her husband Haruhiko in the chest and stomach as he slept at around 5 a.m. Saturday, TV Asahi reported.
Hideko and her husband lived with three family members. One of them called police at 5:20 a.m. Haruhiko was taken to hospital where he died two hours later, police said.
Hideko was quoted by police as saying her husband had been bedridden for many years and she had become mentally and physically worn out from looking after him.© Japan Today