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.