A 46-year-old woman stabbed her 8-year-old son and then herself in what police believe was a murder-suicide attempt at their house in Hino, Tokyo, on Friday morning.
According to police, the woman's husband, who was sleeping on the first floor, was awakened by his son crying out in pain from his 2nd-flor bedroom at around 4:30 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. He went upstairs and found the boy bleeding from multiple stab wounds. The man's wife lay nearby with a stab wound to the stomach. A knife was beside her, police said.
The mother and son were taken to hospital and remain in a critical condition.
The man was quoted by police as saying his wife had told him a week ago that she was tired and wanted to die.© Japan Today