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95-year-old man kills his wife with walking cane

By Mason White 10:59 AM January 27, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
An elderly man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating his wife with a cane until she died, police in Japan said.

Kochi Police said that they arrested 95-year-old Juko Hodooka, after being accused of killing 88-year-old Teruko Hodooka.

According to the police investigation, Juko Hodooka beat his wife on the head many times with his cane as she sat in their living room.

When she fell unconscious, he called emergency services.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found Teruko Hodooka laying unconscious and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died an hour later.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested Juko Hodooka on suspicion of murder. During questioning, Juko Hodooka told investigators that he had an argument with his wife and lost control.

He took his cane on beat her over the head until she fell unconscious.