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Woman's body found in apartment; husband, son arrested

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Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, have arrested a 77-year-old man and his 51-year-old son after the decaying body of a woman was found in their apartment.

According to police, the body has been identified as the elder man's wife. Fuji TV reported that the man, Yoshiaki Sato, went to a koban at around 8 p.m. on Tuesday and told police that he had killed his wife.

Police went to the apartment in Nagabusamachi and found the body of Sato's wife, wrapped in a vinyl sheet, lodged between a bed and the bedroom’s wall. Sato's son Junichi, a certified care worker, and his father have been arrested on suspicion of abandoning a corpse, police said.

The two suspects have admitted to the charge. Yoshiaki was quoted by police as saying, "At the beginning of January, I got into an argument with my wife, who was ill and wouldn't take her medicine. I lost my temper and started choking her. Before I knew it, she was unconscious."

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I can't even imagine laying my hands on my wife, in a violent way anyway. But this guy will get away with murder because no judge will put an old man in jail. Now cue the internet sympathy for a guy in a stressful situation who had no other choice than to choke his wife to death.

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The two suspects have admitted to the charge. Yoshiaki was quoted by police as saying, “At the beginning of January, I got into an argument with my wife, who was ill and wouldn’t take her medicine. I lost my temper and started choking her. Before I knew it, she was unconscious.”

Wait. So they both choked her? What did I miss? How's the son involved?

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He never reported the death and never made arrangements for the body to be removed, hence the abandonment charge.

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A certified care worker gets arrested for the death of his ailing mother? Isn't that just awesome, NOT!

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They both are charged with abandonment, or rather, improper disposal of a corpse. The husband admitted killing her but hasn't been formally charged with murder yet, that won't happen until after the investigation.

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How can you live with a decaying corpse in your house?

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certified care worker

He should be, yes.

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"How can you live with a decaying corpse in your [apartment]?"

Maybe they could, but the neighbours couldn't...

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He could have just let her go without her medicine as she wanted. He would get the same result, but less smelly and no penalty.

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"I got into an argument with my wife, who was ill and wouldn’t take her medicine. I lost my temper and started choking her." The logic here is amazing....you never know which one has fuzzy logic.

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I kinda feel sorry for the son, being put in that situation.

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A certified care worker? :O

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