Chiba police arrest woman, 59, in stabbing death of common-law husband

Chiba police arrested a woman, 59, in the stabbing death of her common-law husband in the town of Nagara on Saturday
Chiba police arrested a woman, 59, in the stabbing death of her common-law husband in the town of Nagara on Saturday
CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police have arrested a 59-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her common-law husband at the residence they share in the town of Nagara on Saturday, reports TV Asahi (July 24).

At around 8:00 p.m., officers from the Mobara Police Station responding to a distress call found the body of Akio Yasukawa, 77, collapsed and bleeding at the entrance of the residence, located in the Tatsutori area.

Yasukawa was transported to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Police subsequently arrested Yoko Munakata on suspicion of murder. Police allege that she stabbed Yasukawa with a kitchen knife.

After the incident, Munakata visited a number of residents at nearby homes seeking help, one of alerted law enforcement.

During questioning, the suspect was not clear in expressing what transpired. Police are now seeking a motive for the crime.

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