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Woman turns herself in at police box, saying she killed her husband


Police in Yokohama have arrested a 58-year-old woman who showed up at a koban (police box) and said she had killed her husband.

According to police, Akiko Uemura came to the koban at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and said she had strangled her 63-year-old husband Shigeki at their home on Tuesday morning, Fuji TV reported. Police rushed to the apartment in Isogo Ward and found her husband’s body. A cord used to strangle him was beside his body. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Uemura was quoted by police as saying her husband had been in ill health and was bed-ridden most of the time.

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Another mentally ill patient.

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Another desperate person.

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The Japanese state is failing to help its own citizens clearly..,

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I wonder if she saw it as a sort of "help" for the man - euthanasian of sorts?

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I swear, Japanese police have the easiest jobs of any police force in the world.

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@kurisupisu oh really? How could the Japanese ‘state’ have prevented this?

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No one knows what the woman went through before doing what she did.

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Tragic! Poor woman probably had no help from anyone being a 24/7 carer for her husband. No winners there sadly.

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This is what happened when people hit a COLD BLOODED brick wall every time they ask for help. RIP and I hope she gets the help she needs.

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I'm glad she turned herself in. I hope she gets the help she needs. This is very tragic, indeed.

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A mercy killing perhaps? A reprieve for both her and her bedridden husband. Not saying it's right but I bet she was so overwhelmed playing caretaker and nurse that she thought this was the only way out of the situation. Japan needs to provide more support and resources for these kinds of situations.

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WOW, there is relief on both sides the husband and the wife. Perhaps he knew what she was going through taking care of him and he asked her to end his life. We as readers didn't live in their home. Perhaps she snapped and could not take the suffering of a love one and she ended his life. Its not like she tried to hide his death she reported it and by doing so this puts them both at rest.

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One of Humanity's most fatal and least acknowledged diseases: Desperation. It fuels acts like this and the pandemic of increased mindless violence now afflicting the United States. And there is nothing on the horizon of Human potential in a crumbling civilization which suggests abatement but only a slow and steady increase in global desperation lapping as a rising tide at the borders of the still more fortunate national entities who, for the most part, are causing it. This may not be a good time to be young. Having given her mate 'peace', may she be able to find it in her own heart which can be a worse punisher than anything the State can mete out to her. Sad story...

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In Japan, your family kills you.

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But why strangulation ?

That's intense.

Sad situation.

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