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Woman kills her 72-year-old husband because she was tired of looking after him

By Mason White 3:40 PM January 18, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her elderly husband because she was tired of looking after him, police in Japan said.

Chiba Police said that they arrested 77-year-old Hideko Uchino, after being accused of killing 72-year-old Haruhiko Uchino, who was bedridden at the home they shared together.

Hideko Uchino stabbed her husband in the chest and stomach while he was asleep around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday. The couple lived with three family members.

One of them called police around 5:20 a.m., to report the domestic violence.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, treated Haruhiko Uchino at the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital, where he died two hours later.

During questioning, Hideko Uchino told investigators that her husband had been bedridden for many years, and she had become mentally and physically exhausted from caring for him.