This is another strange crime story from Japan. Strange and sad.
A 77 year old man in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture was arrested on suspicion of assault for hitting his 80 year old wife with a cane in the nursing home where they both lived.
According to the police, the incident happened about 4:30 pm last Monday. It was reported the man hit his wife in the face with his cane after accusing her of letting another male nursing home resident come into her room. The wife of the suspect suffered minor injuries to her face and told police no other man had entered her room. The police detained the man for questioning and quoted him as saying, "I guess I must have hit my wife if I'm at the police station."
I have to wonder if this violence toward his wife is an isolated incident or if this is what their life was like even before coming to the nursing home to live. How very sad.