Woman, son arrested over her husband’s death

Japan Today -- Mar 22
Police in Nagoya have arrested a 48-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son on suspicion of killing the woman’s 54-year-old husband.

According to police, Kei Kanbe and her son Shiyu killed Kei’s husband Masaki by putting a plastic bag over his head, at around 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman then called 119 and said her husband wasn’t breathing.

Kanbe was found unconscious in the first floor living room of the house in Nakagawa Ward. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead due to suffocation. The hospital then notified police about a suspicious death.

Police said Kei has admitted to the charge, while her son has admitted partial guilt, claiming there was no intent to kill. Police said Kei told them that Masaki was threatening her with a knife after an argument and that Shiyu came downstairs. She said they tried to restrain him by putting the plastic bag over his head.

Police said Kei sustained knife wounds to both arms during the incident.

- Japan Today

名古屋市の住宅で54歳の男性を殺害したとして、男性の妻と息子が逮捕されました。  警察によりますと、名古屋市中川区の神戸慶容疑者(48)と息子の志勇容疑者(26)は19日午後10時ごろ、自宅で慶容疑者の夫の政樹さん(54)の顔面を殺意を持ってビニール袋などで圧迫して窒息死させた疑いが持たれています。  取り調べに対して慶容疑者は容疑を認める一方、志勇容疑者は「殺意はなかった」と一部否認しています。  2人は事件当時「政樹さんが包丁を持って暴れていて、止めようとしたところ死なせてしまった」と話しているということです。  警察は家族間で何らかのトラブルがあったとみて調べています。 - ANNnewsCH