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Wife, 79, 'clubbed husband to death over affair 40 years ago'

A 79-year-old Japanese housewife who allegedly clubbed her husband to death in a row over an affair he had four decades ago has been arrested, police and press reports said Wednesday (June 18).

Yoshiko Suzuki used a “stick-like object” when she attacked her husband Masaharu, also 79, at their home on Sunday (June 15) night in the town of Nakai, 60 km west of Tokyo, a regional police spokesman said.

“My husband lost his job about 40 years ago because of an affair with a woman. We have often quarrelled over this matter,” the suspect told investigators, according to media reports.

The couple lived together with their daughter, 43, who was out shopping at the time of the alleged attack, reports said.

In August last year, a Japanese woman battered her 70-year-old husband to death with a coffee cup after discovering he was cheating on her.

Source: AFP