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Woman arrested over murder of husband in Tochigi

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Police in Takanezawa, Tochigi Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 49-year-old husband at their home on Monday.

According to police, Tomika Chubachi, stabbed her husband Kaoru in the neck and stomach at around 8 a.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. On Tuesday night, Chubachi turned herself in to police in Kishiwada, Osaka, and said she had killed her husband.

Police said Chubachi had been receiving psychiatric treatment for some time. In May, 2016, her husband had contacted police, saying that his wife and refused to come into the house. On another occasion, Chubachi told police that her husband was acting in a strange manner.

Police said Chubachi has admitted killing her husband and quoted her as saying she was afraid he would have her committed to an institution.

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Poor guy, tough situation for him even before this

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She killed him because "she was afraid if him committing her to an institution"? Well she has done the work for him in the worst possible way.

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Police said Chubachi has admitted killing her husband and quoted her as saying she was afraid he would have her committed to an institution.

He obviously would have been right to do so.

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Police said Chubachi has admitted killing her husband and quoted her as saying she was afraid he would have her committed to an institution.

And how did that work out for you? Its the only place the police will put you.

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If only he did it straight away. Hope no kids are involved.

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Poor man. Rest In Peace. I hope justice will be served.

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Police said Chubachi had been receiving psychiatric treatment for some time.

I hope she gets the treatment and attention she needs. Tragic case, as ever.

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So, today's family murder has a real twist. The main difference with this one is, she had been diagnosed with mental illness prior to the murder instead of after.

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Tragic indeed.

Assuming he had the ability to commit her, the husband had a difficult choice whether to commit her, and he ultimately made the wrong choice.

How hard is it to commit someone in Japan? In the U.S., I believe it takes at least two people, one being a doctor, and maybe just the doctor if there is a risk of harm to one's self or another. I recall it is a slippery slope though. Once committed, there are six month evaluations before one can be released, but hospitals generally want to keep paying customers....

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In May, 2016, her husband had contacted police, saying that his wife and refused to come into the house.

I think there are some words missing from this sentence. "Saying that his wife was violent and refused to come into the house"? "Saying that his wife threatened him"?

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