OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 28-year-old man over the fatal strangulation of his wife at their apartment in Toyonaka City, a crime he committed before attempting to take his own life, reports Kansai TV (Dec. 19).
At around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, police working off a tip entered the apartment, located in a building in the Nishiizumigaoka area, and found Satoko Motoda, 26, collapsed with an electrical cord around her neck. She was confirmed dead at the scene.
Her husband, Takeshi, a school teacher, was found with his neck hanging from a cord attached to a drying pole with in the bathroom. He was transported to a hospital in an unconscious state.
Takeshi later regained consciousness. “I strangled [my wife] with a cord,” he told police in admitting to the charge of murder. “I have no reason for doing so.”
Last month, police were consulted after the couple engaged in a dispute about clothing for a wedding ceremony.