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Hyogo cops: Woman stabs husband with ice pick, turns self in

A woman in Hyogo Prefecture stabbed her husband in the chest with an ice pick and turned herself in to police (Hyogo Prefectural Police web site)

HYOGO (TR) – A woman stabbed her husband in the chest with an ice pick in his sleep and turned herself in, police said on Sunday.

Hyogo Prefectural Police charged the 59-year-old woman with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her 61-year-old husband in their home in Takasago City at around 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Sankei Shimbun reports (Dec. 12).

The woman turned herself in at Takasago Police Station, saying she “stabbed my husband.”

The husband was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries to his chest, police said.

Police are investigating the woman’s motives, adding there was likely a dispute between the couple.

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