Police in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 73-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 76-year-old bedridden husband, who had dementia, by starving him to death.
Police quoted the woman, Nobuko Tamekiyo, as saying she was worn out from caring for her husband Yoshiaki, Fuji TV reported.
The woman visited the police station at around 7 a.m. Saturday and said her husband was dead at home. Police went to the scene and found Yoshiaki lying on his bed, already dead.
Police said Tamekiyo told them she was stressed out from looking after husband and had stopped feeding him from late April. She said she thought he would die but did not want to see him in bedridden and suffering from dementia anymore.© Japan Today