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82-year-old man with dementia killed by ‘stressed out’ wife




Police in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 77-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 82-year-old husband.

According to police, Sumiko Noto has admitted to strangling her husband Yukiyoshi with an extension cord at their home on Oct 20, Fuji TV reported. She was quoted by police as saying she was stressed out from looking after her husband who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She told police she also wanted to die.

The couple’s eldest son discovered his father’s body lying face up on his bed when he visited his parents’ home on Oct 21 and called 119.

© Japan Today

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