Police arrested a woman in Hashimoto City, Wakayama Prefecture, early Tuesday for attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her husband in the neck with a kitchen knife.
According to police, 62-year-old Naoko Kitado stabbed her husband, Masahiko, 58, after years of unhappiness built up and suddenly exploded into a violent rage. "He never even took me to dinner," police quoted her as saying. "I stabbed him with the intention of killing him."
Police said that, at the end of last year, the couple had an argument that resulted in Masahiko throwing his wife over the balcony, an incident that made national news. Late Monday evening, Naoko reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed her husband in the back of the neck. She then called police, who arrested her at the scene.
Masahiko was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but hospital officials say he is in good condition.
Naoko has testified to police that she chased him around with the knife before stabbing him with the intent to kill. "My husband is always apathetic and it made me angry," she was quoted as saying.© News reports