Wife arrested for striking her husband multiple times with a handheld mop; husband later died
CHIBA – A 78-year-old wife was arrested for striking her 84-year-old husband multiple times in the head and face with a handheld mop at their residence in Noda, Chiba Prefecture. The husband later died.
Japanese woman arrested over alleged mop beating of husband who died 1 week later (TBS)
The suspect, Yoko Taguchi, 78, an unemployed woman from Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of inflicting injury.
According to the police, Taguchi hit her husband Torakatsu multiple times with a handheld mop to the head and face at their home for about 10 minutes from around 8:00 a.m. on the 11th of this month.
The hospital to which Torakatsu-san was taken reported the incident to the police, saying that they suspected abuse. Unfortunately, Torakatsu-san died at the hospital soon after.
The suspect, Taguchi, has admitted to the charge that she definitely hit the victim with a handy mop, and the police are investigating the details of the incident with a view to suspicion of manslaughter.
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